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Category: Australian Federal Government

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EnergyAustralia: "The truth about coal is that it is not cheap"

EnergyAustralia: “The truth about coal is that it is not cheap”

EnergyAustralia says coal is not cheap and idea that new coal plants could reduce electricity costs is a “myth”. This comes as the ACCC vows to focus on bidding practices in wholesale markets, an issue completely ignored by AEMC, the market rule maker.

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Out with "minister for Adani" – in with a minister for renewables?

Out with “minister for Adani” – in with a minister for renewables?

Could the sudden resignation of Matt Canavan open the door for a renewables friendly resources minister?

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Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Jay Weatherill in pugnacious mood at launch of Mark Butler’s Climate Wars book, promising to repeat his Frydenberg shirtfront with PM Turnbull if given the opportunity.

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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Lawyer Steven Skala named new chair of Clean Energy Finance Corp

Lawyer Steven Skala named new chair of Clean Energy Finance Corp

Lawyer and ABC director Steven Skala named chair of $10 billion CEFC, three women appointed to board.

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Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Launched in Paris during the COP21 summit, the International Solar Alliance, spearheaded by India and France, has this week welcomed Australia to the fold.

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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

BNEF says building new solar plants will be cheaper than shovelling coal into existing coal generators within 15 years. This will trigger a complete re-make of the energy system, and a share of wind and solar far beyond that contemplated by the Finkel Review.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Deputy PM says Sydney blackout could be end of road for renewables, although NSW Coalition minister earlier praised role of wind and solar in preventing blackout.

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Australia’s $10 billion wind and solar boom: But then what?

Australia’s $10 billion wind and solar boom: But then what?

A $10 billion clean energy investment boom in 2017 could quickly fade without longer term policies. Labor tries to wedge Turnbull on climate policy, just as it did in 2009, while the Greens also say they would look at a Clean Energy Target.