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Articles by Simon Holmes à Court

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Forget COAG – how durable is Coalition support for the NEG?

Forget COAG – how durable is Coalition support for the NEG?

When the NEG was nebulous, its boosters were able to promise all things to all people. Now, with slightly more detail out, it will be a really hard sell.

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Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be "Negged"

Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be “Negged”

The Australian public has been ‘negged’ by unfounded fears of blackouts. Will we be ‘negged’ again by the proposed new energy policy?

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South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia is ready to lead again, this time with saltwater pumped hydro storage. Here’s an inside look at what is planned.

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Aurora: What you should know about Port Augusta's solar power-tower

Aurora: What you should know about Port Augusta’s solar power-tower

Much has been written about the $650m Aurora project, and I set out here to collect together what is known and fill in some of the gaps.

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Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

Australian coal power in free-fall, but they making off like bandits

With current market prices 2–4 times the costs of generation, our remaining coal fired power stations are making out like bandits.

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Does best CCS power station in world provide model for Australia?

Does best CCS power station in world provide model for Australia?

Josh Frydenberg over-egged the success of a CCS plant he visited in US, and now he’s done the same in Australia with new CEFC mandate.

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How clean are Australia's 'clean coal' power stations?

How clean are Australia’s ‘clean coal’ power stations?

What’s that you say? Australia has ‘clean coal power stations’? Well, it depends how you define ‘clean coal’.