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Category: Energy Markets

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Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

AEMC chief John Pierce has had a long run, perhaps long enough. And why sale of Loy Yang B is good for competition.

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Forget COAG – how durable is Coalition support for the NEG?

Forget COAG – how durable is Coalition support for the NEG?

When the NEG was nebulous, its boosters were able to promise all things to all people. Now, with slightly more detail out, it will be a really hard sell.

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COAG agrees to put wind and solar sectors in no-man's land

COAG agrees to put wind and solar sectors in no-man’s land

COAG agrees to commission more design work on the Turnbull government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee, forcing the renewable energy industries in Australia into yet another period of policy uncertainty.

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Queensland poll could be a show-stopper for solar, and consumers

Queensland poll could be a show-stopper for solar, and consumers

As Queensland prepares to vote in the state election on Saturday, we look at what’s at stake for the renewables industry – particularly if Labor loses.

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Push for second Tasmania Basslink wins new ARENA funding

Push for second Tasmania Basslink wins new ARENA funding

Australian Renewable Energy Agency tips another $20m into feasibility and business case for second interconnector across Bass Strait.

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Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee

Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee

A policy that doesn’t encourage additional generation capacity won’t reduce high power prices. Here are four essential fixes for the NEG.

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Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become "ubiquitous"

Australia to lead storage boom, as home batteries become “ubiquitous”

BNEF report names Australia among 8 countries to lead global energy storage boom, with market forecast to double six times over between now and 2030.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Federal Government is something of a lame duck and, in our view, lacks moral authority in the area of energy policy.

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Gas generators profit from scarcity in S.A. again, and again

Gas generators profit from scarcity in S.A. again, and again

Big gas generators in South Australia have combined again to create “scarcity” and push prices into orbit, pocketing windfall profits at the expense of consumers.

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2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

The market for smart energy management in Australia is taking off, as energy users act to take control of their energy costs.