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Category: Australian Federal Government

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National Energy Guarantee leaves no guarantees

National Energy Guarantee leaves no guarantees

There are some significant issues still to be resolved around the NEG – complexity and potential costs are concerning.

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States must get Australia back on track, amid Turnbull's climate train wreck

States must get Australia back on track, amid Turnbull’s climate train wreck

With state elections looming, those concerned about climate change should know one thing: How will states lead on climate change in 2018?

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Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

Will the NEG make the energy transition easier or harder?

The ESB needs to go back to the drawing board and have another go at its National Energy Guarantee. They doesn’t understand what a bad solution they have proposed.

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Frydenberg fumes as Weatherill does the vision thing on renewables and storage

Frydenberg fumes as Weatherill does the vision thing on renewables and storage

Frydenberg goes to Adelaide and is trumped again by Weatherill’s big vision. Leading analysts say SA Premier stands apart. “At least this man has balls.”

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CEFC targets greener farming, with $100m investment in CSIRO-linked agri fund

CEFC targets greener farming, with $100m investment in CSIRO-linked agri fund

CEFC backs Macquarie fund, linked with CSIRO, to boost energy efficiency, sustainability – and productivity – in agribusiness.

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S.A. Labor commits to 750MW "renewable storage" target

S.A. Labor commits to 750MW “renewable storage” target

South Australia government commits to 750MW energy storage target to go with its enhanced 75 per cent renewable energy target.

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Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC's Q&A – again

Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC’s Q&A – again

The Coalition and IPA tag-team were at it again against renewables on Q&A. It’s disappointing enough that the country’s federal energy minister should have such a blind spot on new technology, but it appears to be a party-wide phenomenon. At least Catweazle was funny.

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Regulator cites Loy Yang B coal unit failure for price surge in January

Regulator cites Loy Yang B coal unit failure for price surge in January

Coal plant trip and low wind conditions provide perfect opportunity for gas generators to send prices sky-rocketing in January, but at least Tesla big battery kept them honest in FCAS markets.

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Turnbull slammed for "absolutely pathetic" electric vehicle vision

Turnbull slammed for “absolutely pathetic” electric vehicle vision

Greens senator Janet Rice says Turnbull government’s lack of policy and ambition on electric vehicle uptake is seeing Australia get left behind.

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Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Lights Out! Now who’s to blame?

Blackouts in Victoria illustrate how networks and regulators have failed to change their business models, and failed to keep up with technology.

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ARENA backs app to help fast-charge EV uptake

ARENA backs app to help fast-charge EV uptake

ARENA backs research that will model the influence of rooftop solar, home batteries and electricity tariffs on a decision to buy EVs.