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Category: Governments

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Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything

Back to 2009: Abbott declares war on everything

Tony Abbott has drawn new battle-lines with interviews and an article that is a horror-show of ignorance, bias, conservative ideology and political dogma. Turnbull’s efforts to appease the right wing has gotten him and the Australian economy nowhere.

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ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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Liddell: It would cost $900 million to keep it open another 10 years

Liddell: It would cost $900 million to keep it open another 10 years

Liddell coal generator visit reveals a work-force that wants it to close. Even betting agencies are punting on its closure.

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Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland big solar boom continues, as another 150MW project approved

Queensland’s Western Downs Region continues large-scale solar boom, with approval of 300MW battery ready Beelbee PV farm.

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Rooftop solar and storage - cheaper than subsidising old coal

Rooftop solar and storage – cheaper than subsidising old coal

New analysis shows that governments would be better off supporting more rooftop solar and battery storage – rather than ageing coal generators – if they are serious about lowering prices and making the grid more reliable.

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Rooftop solar provides  48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar provides 48% of South Australia power, pushing grid demand to record low

Rooftop solar meets 48 per cent of South Australia electricity demand, likely a world record, as the state’s minimum demand hits a record low.

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US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US solar plant costs fall another 30 per cent in just one year

US government’s renewable energy lab finds 30% fall in utility-scale solar costs year-over-year, with solar now as cheap as combined cycle gas.

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Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

Blackouts and baseload: Debunking myths of AEMO reports and Liddell

AEMO, like Finkel, provided Turnbull with a launch pad to push for a cleaner, smarter, cheaper and more reliable grid. Instead, the Coalition pined for traditional and outdated technologies. It’s time to bust a few myths about baseload and blackouts.

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How can we overcome Australia's renewable energy policy deadlock?

How can we overcome Australia’s renewable energy policy deadlock?

Despite federal government inertia, there is the potential for industry and community to influence the direction of energy policy. Here’s how it might be done.

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EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia sees better, much cheaper options than Liddell

EnergyAustralia’s Mark Collette tells ABC TV replacing Liddell by 2022 not a problem, but a race to the future and a huge industry opportunity.

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Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Federal government has trampled over several key Finkel measures it supposedly has adopted. But as experts plead with Coalition to allow AEMO and Energy Security Board to get on with job, Turnbull may deliver Abbott’s wish, and kill new renewable projects.