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Category: Energy Markets

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Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmanian Energy Security report reasserts the importance of more diverse renewable energy supply. But ignores battery storage.

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Origin FY17: Revenue up, margins up, customers down

Origin FY17: Revenue up, margins up, customers down

Origin Energy lost electricity customers but grew revenue, price and margin for the full-year 2017. Overall the result was strong at virtually every line.

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Origin rides high power price wave – but says it has to stop

Origin rides high power price wave – but says it has to stop

Origin results show its retail division made the most of a “transitioning energy market.” But CEO says further power price rises “bad for everyone.”

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Origin to add "a Hazelwood" of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains "critical"

Origin to add “a Hazelwood” of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains “critical”

Despite an upbeat renewables outlook, Origin Energy CEO says the market is not out of the woods yet, and that for investment to keep up momentum, policy stability remains at a premium, and the introduction of a Clean Energy Target is critical.

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Know your NEM: Will the LRET be met?

Know your NEM: Will the LRET be met?

Will Australia’s large-scale renewable energy target be met on time? And what will happen if we move to a CET? Plus AGL’s uncontroversial result; and crunching numbers on SolarReserve’s Port Augusta project.

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How solar tower and storage won on costs

How solar tower and storage won on costs

SolarReserve says its winning solar tower and molten salt storage project can deliver dispatchable, renewable power at just $78/MWh. Why so low?

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Failed experiment: Now it's retail arms gaming energy consumers

Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then generators. Now it’s the retail arms gouging consumers. A bipartisan review of Victoria’s retail electricity market reveals a failed experiment that has delivered the most inflated power bills in Australia.

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Another solar farm planned for Collinsville, as Blackrock buys in

Another solar farm planned for Collinsville, as Blackrock buys in

New 50MW Hayman solar farm to go merchant, as US investor BlackRock makes first big move into renewables with two solar farm investments.

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AEMO set to trial wind farm's ability to stabilise S.A. grid

AEMO set to trial wind farm’s ability to stabilise S.A. grid

ARENA, AEMO trial testing 100MW Hornsdale 2 wind farm capability to supply grid stabilising services to NEM slated for October.

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Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

As PM Malcolm Turnbull prepares for his meeting with the big energy retailers, here is how the conversation might pan out.

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Know your NEM: The profits CLP didn't make from Australian brown coal

Know your NEM: The profits CLP didn’t make from Australian brown coal

The interesting takeaway from EnergyAustralia’s interim results, and other news from the NEM week that was.