A new national survey reveals the cost of energy has emerged as both the leading cause of budget stress and the most pressing political issue facing the nation.The survey also shows that households don’t trust energy retailers — blaming them the most for high prices — or have confidence that politicians can fix the problem....A new national survey of what people consider to be the most pressing issues reveals energy costs, terrorism and housing affordability are way out in front.When asked to select three priority areas for the Federal Government, 54 per cent of respondents to a Galaxy Research poll for the Australian Futures Project included energy costs; 48 per cent nominated terrorism and security and 46 per cent said housing affordability.Just 16 per cent put same-sex marriage in their top three. Job security, education, the environment and stable government all outranked same-sex marriage.(http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/...)
The project, which will bring 129 megawatt-hours of power storage to some of Australia’s most arid regions, will store enough renewable energy for later use to power 30,000 homes.(https://www.yahoo.com/news/elon-musk-...)
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