Saturday, March 19, 2016

Tasmania energy crisis

Tasmania energy crisis:



The Tasmanian Government is bracing for a worst-case scenario of Hydro Tasmania's dam levels reaching a minimum of 6.5 per cent.

Key points:

  • Dams currently at 14.8 per cent capacity
  • Previous predictions estimated drop to 13.6 per cent
  • Now bracing for fall as low as 6.5 per cent
The dams, which are used for hydro-electric generation, are currently at a record low of 14.8 per cent and falling by more than 0.5 per cent every week.
The Government previously predicted they would reach a low of 13.6 per cent before the broken Basslink power cable was repaired, but that figure appears to have been abandoned.

Two arrested after shooting death of father in own driveway : Information

Two arrested after shooting death of father in own driveway : Information:



Heavily armed police storm a property in Sydney's south-west and arrest two people over the fatal shooting of a man outside his home by a gunman suspected to have been targeting other people.

Runaway caravan narrowly misses Melbourne family's home : Information

Runaway caravan narrowly misses Melbourne family's home : Information:



A family with three young children are lucky to have escaped serious injury after a large caravan crashed through their front fence in Melbourne's south-east and narrowly missed their home, police say.