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Articles by David Leitch

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Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

AGL’s plans for Liddell are vague and lacking, most likely because the company is waiting to see what the Coalition aims to do with Snowy Hydro.

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Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

New research shows a sharp, and rising, difference in the value of property likely to be affected by climate change impacts such as rising sea levels.

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Will the NEG alone really lead to low prices and high reliabilty?

Will the NEG alone really lead to low prices and high reliabilty?

Modelling presented by Energy Security Board in favour of the NEG looks, kindly put, implausible. The old aphorism is that if it looks long it probably is. So why are we building policy around it?

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ASX top 20 companies for climate change reporting in 2017

ASX top 20 companies for climate change reporting in 2017

We’ve looked at the top 20 companies listed on the ASX to see what they actually said about climate change in their latest annual report.

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Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

AEMC chief John Pierce has had a long run, perhaps long enough. And why sale of Loy Yang B is good for competition.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Federal Government is something of a lame duck and, in our view, lacks moral authority in the area of energy policy.

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Know your NEM: Queensland poll – what are the odds?

Know your NEM: Queensland poll – what are the odds?

Queensland energy politics has something for everyone – including a new coal plant – but bookmakers are backing the state Labor. Meanwhile, on the NEM…

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National Energy Guarantee's bizarre approach to reliability

National Energy Guarantee’s bizarre approach to reliability

The more we look at the NEG, the more bizarre it gets. And it seems disrespectful, or even arrogant, of the ESB to think an overnight thought bubble is going to be superior to carefully developed process in overseas markets.

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Know your NEM: NEG's windfall for big three power utilities

Know your NEM: NEG’s windfall for big three power utilities

The proposed NEG is already delivering big gains for the big three gentailers, as Adani emerges as major Queensland issue, and REC prices fall.

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Is your company disclosing its climate risk?

Is your company disclosing its climate risk?

Investors and activists have new ammunition to encourage public company disclosures on climate change risks and opportunities. They should use them.

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Let's be honest: Australia is well behind on renewables

Let’s be honest: Australia is well behind on renewables

Australia’s fossil fuel share of electricity generation is higher than that of our peers. This chart is ugly for Australians who care about doing our bit in the 21st century.