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Category: Australian Federal Government

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.

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Victorian EV conversion company secures CEFC backing

Victorian EV conversion company secures CEFC backing

SEA Electric says $5m CEFC loan will help meet growing demand for technology that converts commercial trucks and vans to electric vehicles.

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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Turnbull "eyeballs" energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Turnbull “eyeballs” energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.

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Turnbull has failed to axe Australia's power price "laziness" tax

Turnbull has failed to axe Australia’s power price “laziness” tax

The PM only had to push energy reforms slightly further to make a world of difference, and protect consumers from the “laziness tax” exploited by utilities.

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SA power-to-gas pilot to trial long-term renewable storage option

SA power-to-gas pilot to trial long-term renewable storage option

ARENA-backed project to test whether excess solar and wind can be used to produce cheap hydrogen, and as a long-term energy storage option.

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Regulator: It's OK to charge customers more for energy

Regulator: It’s OK to charge customers more for energy

IPART submission to energy price inquiry appears to suggest it’s OK to exploit consumers if they don’t have time or knowledge to search for discounts.

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Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

As PM Malcolm Turnbull prepares for his meeting with the big energy retailers, here is how the conversation might pan out.

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Tesla says favouring gas akin to choosing paper records over digital files

Tesla says favouring gas akin to choosing paper records over digital files

Tesla says battery storage can deliver many grid services provided by gas generators, and thinking otherwise is like supporting paper records over digital files.

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New coal plant may be Coalition price for clean energy target

New coal plant may be Coalition price for clean energy target

There is increased speculation that the Coalition government is prepared to spend taxpayers money on a new clean/cleaner/cleanish/not-quite-so-dirty coal plant in an effort to get conservative support for a clean energy target and even to appease potential One Nation voters.

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Making the energy transition more equitable and inclusive

Making the energy transition more equitable and inclusive

The transition to a clean, affordable and equitable supply of energy is finely on the agenda in Australia, compounded by soaring electricity prices and the mostly favourable response to the Finkel review.