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Today, readers comment on taxi fares racked up by Port Adelaide-based public servants, the return of bike-share to Adelaide streets, and calculating wholesale power costs.

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Ticket to ride

Commenting on the story: Port-bound bureaucrats’ big taxi bill

Time for Premier Marshall to stand up and demonstrate his leadership 

A few bureaucrats who are miffed at moving out of the CBD.

Two choices Premier Marshall; either they Skype or pay for their travel costs and travel time themselves. Mike Lesiw 

Rolling into town

Commenting on the story: Dockless bike-share rides back into Adelaide

Seriously? A new dockless bike-share scheme which will be restricted to the CBD?

Surely that defeats the purpose of having a bike to nip out to Unley shops, pop down to Glenelg or Semaphore or just visit friends in Prospect or Thebarton.

Then, to add insult to injury, the plan is to phase out the Adelaide Free Bike scheme (which was extending to other suburbs) once the new scheme is operating.

You’d think the council would wait until the dockless scheme has been operating  successfully for a year or so before axing the existing scheme, surely? – Roman Orszanski

Not black and white

Commening on the story: Wind and solar cut rather than lift wholesale electricity prices

The “merit order” espoused by the author is a handicap event, guaranteeing that gas and coal-generated power will be dearer overall than the on/off renewables.

Because it takes time to restart each time, coal requires to be generating continuously to be economic, gas a little less so, and of course, the renewables are inherently on/off and only contribute when they are on and at their cheapest – to the producer – and this is the cost used by the author.

What happens when they are unable to produce? Those times are not counted. – Peter Carson.

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