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Category: Energy Markets

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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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Renewable cavalry is coming, but there may be casualties first

Renewable cavalry is coming, but there may be casualties first

Nearly every Australian will pay some part of the cost of the Abbott Government’s decision to effectively stop investment in generation.

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Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

Feed-in tariffs are simplest and best known mechanism to support rooftop solar, but are there other ways to value distributed generation?

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IEA, IRENA says renewables can provide 80% global power by 2060

IEA, IRENA says renewables can provide 80% global power by 2060

Solar is playing an increasingly vital role in the world’s decarbonisation, and with wind energy will provide 80 per cent of global electricity needs by 2060.

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 2: Rewarding local generation

How a change in electricity market rules could support rooftop solar owners and encourage a more cost effective electricity system.

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A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

A fair price for rooftop solar? Try 10-18c/kWh

In the first of a three-part series, we explain what rooftop solar is really worth when all of its benefits are taken into account.

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Solar and storage boost? NSW households face 5c/kWh price rise

Solar and storage boost? NSW households face 5c/kWh price rise

Continued surge in NSW wholesale electricity costs could provide even more incentive for rooftop solar and storage.

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When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

ABC political commentators are in the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. This is a problem for viewers.