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Category: Australian Federal Government

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Australia's new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Australia’s new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Text used for preparation for citizenship test looks like marketing material for the coal lobby.

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Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel says it clear investors prefer wind and solar because they are cheaper to build than traditional generation such as hydro and coal.

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Turnbull and Trump both demonising renewables for no reason

Turnbull and Trump both demonising renewables for no reason

Turnbull’s pursuit of “baseload dispatchable” power has all the hallmarks of the Trump administration’s campaign against renewables. But data shows that countries with lots of wind and solar have better energy security.

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AGL says only renewables will provide new "baseload", not coal

AGL says only renewables will provide new “baseload”, not coal

AGL ridicules Coalition push for new “baseload” coal plants, saying that the only new “baseload” would be renewables, with gas or storage. “There’s a lot of misinformation out there,” says CEO Andy Vesey.

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Power plays: time to think about buying back the grid

Power plays: time to think about buying back the grid

Electricity is just a symptom of the perils of populous governments. The only solution is to nationalise the lot.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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Turnbull caves in, declares support for new "clean coal" generator

Turnbull caves in, declares support for new “clean coal” generator

Turnbull caves in to fossil fuel lobby push for more “continuous power” and asks AEMO to assess needs of the grid. “It would be good to have a state of the art clean coal plant in Australia,” he said.

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Coalition's war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Coalition’s war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Billed as a “once in a generation” opportunity to bring Australia’s energy market into the 21st Century, the Finkel Review is rapidly being reduced to absurdist arguments about the lights going out – by the very government that commissioned it. So much for Grid 2.0.

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Clean coal won't cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Clean coal won’t cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Climate Council report says “clean coal” won’t meet Australia’s most basic climate obligations – and would need electricity prices to rise four-fold to earn sufficient revenue to be viable.

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How wind and solar will kill coal, sooner than Finkel suggests

How wind and solar will kill coal, sooner than Finkel suggests

BNEF report suggests wind and solar will fall further than Finkel Review expects, undermining case for even refurbished coal generators. The cost falls mean that Australia’s current Paris targets will be met even without a clean energy target mechanism.

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Australians aren't buying electric cars: Three charts illustrate why

Australians aren’t buying electric cars: Three charts illustrate why

EV Council says most Australians want to buy electric vehicles, but a lack of policy support – and cars – is getting in the way.