Tips and rumours

Aug 19, 2014

Tips and rumours

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From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

GetUp’s got the power. Eyebrows were raised when GetUp announced its campaign against energy companies that support scrapping the Renewable Energy Target, as it signalled a move towards commercial partnerships. Last month the activist organisation asked Victorians to change their energy provider to Powershop, a company that provides energy from renewable sources, and it seems to have had an effect on what GetUp calls the “dirty three” — AGL, Origin and Energy Australia.

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3 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. Peter Cogo

    I also switched over to Powershop and couldn’t wait to let Origin know the reason why. When they finally got in contact with me (with the usual: “your call may be monitored or recorded for training purposes…”) I explained, very politely and calmly but in great detail how disappointed I was in Origin’s green washing claim to be concerned about climate change yet opposing the RET, thereby gaining a financial windfall, and that I had been paying a premium for green energy but now felt conned by the company’s stance. The poor person listening to me seemed quite resigned to me changing over and didn’t even bother to convince me otherwise. I told him I hoped I was being taped so those in authority could also hear what I had to say.

  2. Limited News

    It is a fair assumption that at least one of the large cleaning services companies is an ASIO front. Interestingly Spotless owns a raft of IP addresses, which doesn’t quite add up to me, so my guess is that they are it.

  3. AR

    LimitedN – I#d like to think that ASIO was that useful. cleaning up shit & vomit,rather than wasting our taxes in their secret squirrel phantasy world.

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