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Articles by Bruce Mountain

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Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

When the perfect is the enemy of the “roughly acceptable”: Economists back emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.

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MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

The latest guide to retail electricity prices across the major states in Australia.

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Competition isn't working in Australia's energy retail markets

Competition isn’t working in Australia’s energy retail markets

Australia’s residential electricity prices are amongst the highest in the world so it’s not hard to see why customers have been up in arms about high prices.

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MarkIntell's latest state by state retail electricity market indices

MarkIntell’s latest state by state retail electricity market indices

The latest state by state guide to retail electricity markets and their components.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Emissions intensity scheme - another act in tragic comedy of errors

Emissions intensity scheme – another act in tragic comedy of errors

The EIS proposed by Labor and others is a wasteful rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul scheme designed to favour gas, and which will lift energy prices more than they need be.

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Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

Time to put energy retailers and their offers under the microscope

This year, the retail part of the electricity sector will be getting lots of official attention. Deservedly so, because the “cheap offers” are no longer so cheap.

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Australian retail electricity price guide - state by state

Australian retail electricity price guide – state by state

A state by state guide on electricity prices.

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Want electricity reform? Start by giving power back to the states

Want electricity reform? Start by giving power back to the states

What can sensibly be done to get us Australia out of its current electricity market mess? The real problem is not renewables – it’s poor governance.

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Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don't shine?

Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don’t shine?

JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.