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Category: Energy Markets

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Know your NEM: The calm before reform

Know your NEM: The calm before reform

Australia’s energy market is in a holding pattern while we wait for court decisions, the full Finkel Report, policy announcements, auction process developments and legislation to set the path forward.

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Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Solar juggernaut marches on as costs continue to fall

Deutsch Bank becomes latest to revise up its near-term global solar forecast, off the back of further reduction in costs and a potential post-Trump “gold rush” in the US market.

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Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Australia’s Macquarie Group wins bid to buy Britain’s Green Investment Bank, handing it more than $A6.8bn of green infrastructure assets and projects.

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A utilities' guide for a brown to green transition

A utilities’ guide for a brown to green transition

For utilities to have a chance at succeeding at the “brown to green” transition, a well thought out and highly flexible strategy will be fundamental.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.

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Sloan and Kenny might be right: Let's have an energy auction

Sloan and Kenny might be right: Let’s have an energy auction

Australian electricity prices have soared and emissions are still the highest in the developed world (behind Estonia). The way to get out of this mess might be energy auctions, if extending RET or carbon pricing are not options.

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Turnbull slammed for "sucking up" to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

Turnbull slammed for “sucking up” to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

PM lambasted for “sucking up” to Adani during India visit, and putting coal exports ahead of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Know your NEM: Higher prices in Victoria a boon for wind

Know your NEM: Higher prices in Victoria a boon for wind

New data shows that for a couple of hours on Sunday, wind and solar were about 15/16 of South Australian demand and something like 70% of the total over the day.

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Wind, solar to supply 15% plus of NEM, 64% of South Australia, in 2019

Wind, solar to supply 15% plus of NEM, 64% of South Australia, in 2019

Wind & solar PV will likely meet at least 15% of NEM demand by 2019. Even more remarkably,wind and solar could account for 64% of demand in South Australia – an unparalleled percentage.