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Category: Energy Markets

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Poles and wires: Consumers using less, paying more

Poles and wires: Consumers using less, paying more

Malcolm Turnbull should have a word with network owners and regulators this week, as well as the gentailers. Network charges per unit of electricity have more than doubled.

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Penny drops for Turnbull: Consumers are being gouged on energy

Penny drops for Turnbull: Consumers are being gouged on energy

It may finally be dawning on the PM that it’s not wind and solar pushing up cost of electricity, but profiteering of incumbent utilities.

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Soaring power prices caused by "decade of policy instability"

Soaring power prices caused by “decade of policy instability”

Report says fundamental failure to deliver national, coordinated, stable energy and climate policy a major factor in pushing up electricity prices.

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Know your NEM: Showdown looms on CET

Know your NEM: Showdown looms on CET

A lot of wind and solar projects are getting approved, but no so many with PPAs and finance. Meanwhile, as the company reporting season starts, a showdown looms over energy policy and the CET.

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Electricity sector "gold plating" behind sky-high prices – not renewables

Electricity sector “gold plating” behind sky-high prices – not renewables

TAI report says electricity sector gold-plating costing households $400-$500 a year. Cost of carbon price: “barely noticeable.”

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Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

The economics are now increasingly in favour of partial grid defection. You’re a fool if you don’t have rooftop solar PV and you could.

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AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC attempts to defend incumbent gen-tailers by saying how delighted customers are with their electricity service and pricing, and blaming renewables as the biggest black cloud on the horizon. They have to be kidding, right?

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Know your NEM: All aboard the Finkel clean energy train

Know your NEM: All aboard the Finkel clean energy train

The highlights of the Clean Energy Summit, the 1200MW wind and solar plan for Windlab, and energy futures in a holding pattern.

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Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Developers of wind and solar projects may try and accelerate their projects to get in in front of the proposed generator reliability obligation.

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Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.

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Rooftop solar shock for consumers, installers as rebate price falls by one-third

Rooftop solar shock for consumers, installers as rebate price falls by one-third

Price of rooftop solar to jump 10%, and catch many installers unawares, due to sudden fall in price of rebate certificates after record amounts of new solar in past 6 months.