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Articles by John Grimes

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Nothing fickle about Finkel

Nothing fickle about Finkel

In the wash up of this week’s COAG Energy meeting, there’s a real risk the importance of the Finkel Review will be lost.

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Abbott's silly claim: 50% renewables will ruin us

Abbott’s silly claim: 50% renewables will ruin us

Contrary to Coalition claims, achieving 50% renewables by 2030 is not an economic or technical problem. It just needs to be made a policy priority.

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13 reasons why slashing solar incentives is dumb politics

13 reasons why slashing solar incentives is dumb politics

Slashing support to the solar industry as a result of the federal government’s RET review would be really dumb politics. Here’s why.

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Friendly fire puts solar industry back in RET Review crosshairs

Friendly fire puts solar industry back in RET Review crosshairs

There are no timing, resource or land constraints on achieving the 2020 renewable target. The barriers are political and financial, and a lack of ambition.

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The truth about rising power prices

The truth about rising power prices

Let’s have a proper debate about why electricity prices keep going up, and whether we really need to spend $100bn replicating our old energy infrastructure.

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Power in numbers: Tapping the Aus-China solar alliance

Power in numbers: Tapping the Aus-China solar alliance

The partnership between Australia and China is making the economics of solar persuasive, and the opportunities for Australia are endless.