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Know your NEM: Renewables too late to save next summer's prices

Know your NEM: Renewables too late to save next summer’s prices

Futures pricing tells us that the 4GW of large scale renewables now being built will arrive too late to soften prices next summer, and the Portland bailout has likely added around $20 to pool prices.

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Boosting gas production a "false solution" to confected crisis: report

Boosting gas production a “false solution” to confected crisis: report

Push to unlock more of Australia’s unconventional gas resources and build massive pipelines has been labelled a “false solution” to a non-existent problem.

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Know your NEM: Looking to the future of energy prices

Know your NEM: Looking to the future of energy prices

Futures market indicate steady fall in wholesale electricity prices as new renewable generation comes online.

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Gas could be the most expensive, least reliable path to grid stability

Gas could be the most expensive, least reliable path to grid stability

Why a system with a large proportion of gas turbines is possibly more vulnerable to short term instability than a modern renewable based system with storage.

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South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea is Australia’s second biggest customer for thermal coal, but election of Moon Jae-In as president raises doubts about future of coal generation in that country.

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Life after climate disruption? Future Imperfect Tense

Life after climate disruption? Future Imperfect Tense

Will you ride the tsunami of technology through the jagged reef of climate disruption? To catch it you’ll need to paddle hard now.

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Centralised vs distributed generation: tailor-made energy models

Centralised vs distributed generation: tailor-made energy models

Two renewables penetration studies: One takes a centralised grid approach, the other takes a distributed approach. Here’s what they found.

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Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition appears to be rapidly backtracking on Paris climate treaty as ABC’s Four Corners falls into the same trap of relying too heavily on lobbyists. They interviewed the wrong people.

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Know your NEM: 5.6GW of new wind and solar under construction

Know your NEM: 5.6GW of new wind and solar under construction

There is now 5.6GW of new wind and solar under construction in Australia, and it may already be having an impact on electricity futures contracts.

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LGC prices fall sharply as solar and wind projects grow

LGC prices fall sharply as solar and wind projects grow

LGC prices ended April at $78.25, a 12 month low and a drop of 8% on March’s close.

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Australian households to install one million batteries by 2020

Australian households to install one million batteries by 2020

Morgan Stanley is still expecting around one million households in Australia will install battery storage by 2020.