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Category: Australian Federal Government

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Energy security from "clean coal", CCS & CSG. What could possibly be wrong?

Energy security from “clean coal”, CCS & CSG. What could possibly be wrong?

So what could possibly be wrong with Malcolm Turnbull’s sweeping vision of energy security, steeped in coal and gas? Well, pretty much everything.

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Does Labor really believe in its positive low-carbon economic transition?

Does Labor really believe in its positive low-carbon economic transition?

Will regional communities come out winners in Labor’s transition to a net-zero emissions economy? “Yes, no, maybe” if you listen to Shorten. It’s no wonder regional voters are confused.

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Know your NEM : Crisis continues, and more renewables is the answer

Know your NEM : Crisis continues, and more renewables is the answer

Coalition government will be grateful that more wind and solar will be built in next few years, because they will help keep a cap on electricity prices.

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Emissions intensity scheme - another act in tragic comedy of errors

Emissions intensity scheme – another act in tragic comedy of errors

The EIS proposed by Labor and others is a wasteful rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul scheme designed to favour gas, and which will lift energy prices more than they need be.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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Shorten attacks Coalition for energy "vandalism", affirms 50% target

Shorten attacks Coalition for energy “vandalism”, affirms 50% target

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.

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Australia can be Asia energy capital, with 50% renewables by 2030

Australia can be Asia energy capital, with 50% renewables by 2030

Australia can be the energy capital of Asia, but policy vandalism by the Coalition government means we have lost our ranking in top 10 renewable investment countries.

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NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

NSW heatwave: Another catalogue of fossil fuel power failures

Market operator report into NSW heatwave shows once again that it is failing fossil fuel plants that is putting energy security at risk.