emergentfutures:

Household solar shift sees electricity demand drop and taxpayers stuck with ‘stranded assets’


Australia’s household solar revolution has caught the energy sector by surprise, and may leave NSW and Queensland taxpayers footing the bill for billions of dollars worth of “stranded assets”.
More than a million Australians have already installed solar panels on their roofs, causing demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.
For decades demand for electricity had grown, a trend the industry and government banked on.
Energy economist Greg Houston describes the solar take up as “a once-in-a-generation shift”.


Full Story: ABC

emergentfutures:

Household solar shift sees electricity demand drop and taxpayers stuck with ‘stranded assets’

Australia’s household solar revolution has caught the energy sector by surprise, and may leave NSW and Queensland taxpayers footing the bill for billions of dollars worth of “stranded assets”.

More than a million Australians have already installed solar panels on their roofs, causing demand for electricity from the grid to plummet.

For decades demand for electricity had grown, a trend the industry and government banked on.

Energy economist Greg Houston describes the solar take up as “a once-in-a-generation shift”.

Full Story: ABC

(Source: emergentfutures)

comedycentral:

Click here to watch more of Jordan Klepper and Jessica Williams’s safety tips for college students from The Daily Show.

Words of wisdom from Amy Poehler

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comedycentral:

The Texas GOP has officially endorsed reparative gay therapy. Click here for more from The Daily Show.

markruffalo:

Challenging.

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emergentfutures:

You priced this milkshake


Supermarkets are using science to turn ordinary shopping habits into bigger profits


Paul Higgins: A good but kind of scary description of how this works


Full Story: The Verge

emergentfutures:

You priced this milkshake

Supermarkets are using science to turn ordinary shopping habits into bigger profits

Paul Higgins: A good but kind of scary description of how this works

Full Story: The Verge

unicef:

It’s been 50 days. They must be released. They must not be forgotten. Raise your voice for them: http://wefb.it/C3C6CE

unicef:

It’s been 50 days. They must be released. They must not be forgotten. Raise your voice for them: http://wefb.it/C3C6CE

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popchartlab:

Guys: Worried what shoe styles are “in” this summer? Well don’t worry, here’s a handy, in-depth guide to fashionable footwear for men. 
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Pretty much.

popchartlab:

Guys: Worried what shoe styles are “in” this summer? Well don’t worry, here’s a handy, in-depth guide to fashionable footwear for men. 

(Via truthfacts.com)

Pretty much.