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Category: Australian Federal Government

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The madness behind a Chief Scientist report on energy

The madness behind a Chief Scientist report on energy

You couldn’t dream up the crazy set of events that have driven fears that South Australia is a sign of the threats to come to power supply reliability.

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Nothing fickle about Finkel

Nothing fickle about Finkel

In the wash up of this week’s COAG Energy meeting, there’s a real risk the importance of the Finkel Review will be lost.

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The renewable energy investment drought has broken

The renewable energy investment drought has broken

Investors feel like they have been sandwiched between Cory Bernardi and Bob Brown, but there are finally signs that the investment drought for wind and solar is over.

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Fresh energy needed to cut through silly season fiasco

Fresh energy needed to cut through silly season fiasco

Last week served as a reminder – as if we needed another one – that climate policy is still a wild ride in Australian politics.

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Will New Zealand learn from Australia's rooftop solar mistakes?

Will New Zealand learn from Australia’s rooftop solar mistakes?

What’s happening in New Zealand mimics what happened in Australia 5 or so years ago. The question is, will they learn from our mistakes?

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Decarbonisation and politics: How to make it matter to voters

Decarbonisation and politics: How to make it matter to voters

Most people agree with the concept of climate change. For those of us that think it’s a relatively urgent issue the challenge is how to make it front of mind for voters.

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BHP's Olympic Dam "blackout": AEMO says it didn't happen

BHP’s Olympic Dam “blackout”: AEMO says it didn’t happen

Newspapers, politicians and BHP used “blackout” at Olympic Dam as another launch pad against renewables. But the blackout didn’t happen, market operator says.

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Finkel: SA wind farm "faults" known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel: SA wind farm “faults” known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel review says wind farms settings cited in reports on South Australia blackout were resolved in Europe a decade ago. So why not Australia?

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SA-made silicon energy storage system "ready to close grid gap"

SA-made silicon energy storage system “ready to close grid gap”

Adelaide-made silicon-based thermal energy storage system set to target industry, high renewables grid.

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Enough is enough! Time for honesty on climate and energy policy

Enough is enough! Time for honesty on climate and energy policy

Recent weeks have seen unsurpassed dishonesty and irresponsibility from national political leaders on Australian climate and energy policy.

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Finkel says consumers driving change, and policies need to catch up

Finkel says consumers driving change, and policies need to catch up

Chief scientist report into Australia electricity market says huge, unstoppable transition being driven by consumers responding to soaring prices and falling costs of technologies like wind and solar. Solutions abound for high renewables penetration, but not supported by policies.