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Is local electricity cheaper?

Is local electricity cheaper? I believe it is, and I believe we need to price the system to move it toward this outcome. I’ve written about this topic before – Here and Here, so let’s explore. We have huge centralised … Continue reading

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One small change to delight those who walk around our city

Every few months I get a bee in my bonnet about the settings on the pedestrian signal at a traffic light. Most recently I watched two big groups wait through a whole cycle of lights just outside the Piccadily cinema. … Continue reading

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Could we make electricity free?

This draft blog was 18months old but as I’ve just revisited the topic, I decided to finally publish it as a basis for thinking about electricity prices. I believe that we should make our electricity free (or almost free) at … Continue reading

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Pricing the Electricity Network

[Post originally drafted 2 years ago, on the basis of my recent post, and discovery of this one, I’ve decided to publish this one too] How should we share the costs of our electricity grid? – both now and in … Continue reading

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Communities creating power across the world

I had a great opportunity to talk to the Sustainability Connectors this evening – about my Churchill Fellowship, about community energy taking off in Australia and about creating a flex market in South Australia through my new role at Tempus … Continue reading

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Alternative currencies leverage new value – lets build one for SA

I’m slow to the game on this one. Alternative currencies have been experimented with for many years. Many communities are looking for local value to be the first stop for shoppers. Michael Schuman is not convinced and left it out … Continue reading

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Ways to value work

I was challenged this week to put my work onto a commercial basis. “If you can’t define where the salary will come from, you will come to resent all the volunteer work you are doing”. I pushed back, “maybe the … Continue reading

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