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by Britkid
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

Admin, thanks for sharing the “renewables now” story (I’m getting behind on this thread). They appear to be including “mini hydro” in the 21% renewables but not the major hydro projects. Including all the hydro puts Chile’s low-carbon electricity at more like 40%-50% I think. In fact, decades ago, I...
by Britkid
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

RE Power Cuts: We have had several in Talagante area recently including one that lasted for 30 hours. A lot of people here buy generators. Somewhat related to what was discussed earlier, a difficulty of not having electricity here is that often (but not always) also means no water because condominio...
by Britkid
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Lobby
Topic: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas
Replies: 27
Views: 2170

Re: Coyhaique Most Polluted City in the Americas

Space Cat, that chart says the unit is Average emissions (lbs/MMBtus of heat output). But it doesn't say what "emissions" means. Does it mean the total mass of everything that comes out, or the total mass of everything designated as a pollutant? That said, I'll believe pellet stoves are better for n...
by Britkid
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Argentina power outage
Replies: 42
Views: 555

Re: Argentina power outage

I think Chile has 3 - 4 grids, but there is 1 that covers most of the population and most of the power. I think the main grid starts somewhere north of La Serena and goes all the way down to the lakes region.
by Britkid
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Internet Connection
Replies: 337
Views: 58498

Re: Internet Connection

Movistar quality is variable, service is very poor.
by Britkid
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 70
Views: 2181

Re: Climate changing in Chile

To add - it's not usually possible to say whether individual events such the current events in the US were or were not caused by human-caused climate change. We can only say that such events will become either more common or more severe (and that this is already starting to happen).
by Britkid
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: Climate changing in Chile
Replies: 70
Views: 2181

Re: Climate changing in Chile

Look, the point is this is exactly what scientists have been predicting would happen and it's predicted to get worse. More severe or more frequent weather events, problems growing food, rising sea levels, melting polar ice, droughts, hotter summers, constant record breaking years of temperature, ris...
by Britkid
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

I do think politicians' salaries should be reduced in Chile. However, do we really want a society where the top politicians, who decide difficult decisions for the country, get paid less than say the manager of a soft drinks country, a well established dentist, or a management consultant or life ins...
by Britkid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

It was funny how there were loads of cheers in the room and clapping when he talked about cutting the politicians. Weren't the very people he was talking about cutting the ones doing the clapping? I'm not sure if some of them were being ironic, or if they really wholeheartedly support the measure, o...
by Britkid
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Chile: second run
Replies: 76
Views: 2140

Re: Chile: second run

I think it's possible to pay taxes and then claim them back later, in order that you have a record in the system of being a tax payer which may be useful for getting bank accounts for example, and other things. I think I have seen posts on the forum to this effect, and I think I discussed the possib...
by Britkid
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Living in Chile
Topic: The Pinera administration 2.0
Replies: 254
Views: 17561

Re: The Pinera administration 2.0

Thoughts on Piñera's 'state of the union' address from yesterday? I saw lots of promises and not enough plans on how to deliver. I agree - a lot of nice words but not much concrete promises and details. Let's give a little time for some concrete plans to emerge, but not much time. There is a lot of...
by Britkid
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Moving to Chile
Topic: Chile: second run
Replies: 76
Views: 2140

Re: Chile: second run

You can also apply for an extension to the three year tax holiday on foreign sourced income if you want to. See this thread pages 7,10,11:
viewtopic.php?f=23&t=9214&start=72
This may or may be granted, it will depend on your case.