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Category: Australian Federal Government

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"Shameless": Cheap energy option for consumers still being buried

“Shameless”: Cheap energy option for consumers still being buried

AEMC blasted for not providing robust signals for demand response technologies – clearly the smartest, cleanest and cheapest option to solve many energy issues, but not one favoured by generators.

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NEG: A tangled web of electricity regulation

NEG: A tangled web of electricity regulation

How will retailers meet their emission reduction obligations under the proposed NEG. It’s a tangled web, and we suspect the ESB is starting to understand the monster it is creating.

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IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss the importance of solar, although it does suggest that Australia waste more money on CCS.

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Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla spells out why markets are failing battery storage, big and small

Tesla urges energy market rule maker to catch up with speed and versatility of battery storage, both big and small.

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AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeks another 500MW of wind capacity as it gears up to replace Liddell coal plant with mix of renewables, storage and gas.

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Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Schism among Australia’s energy elite deepens as Frontier’s Danny Price attacks AEMO, saying it is a “danger” to investors and should be abolished.

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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition "right wing thugs" over carbon price

Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price

Retiring Labor stalwart Wayne Swan cites losing carbon price debate to “vicious” Abbott-led scare campaign as major regret.

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Adani coal plans take another hit, as Aurizon withdraws loan request

Adani coal plans take another hit, as Aurizon withdraws loan request

Aurizon withdraws application for NAIF funding to build Gallilee rail line, in fresh vote of no confidence in the Adani-led mega coal project.

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Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Results from Australia’s biggest coal generator, AGL, shows how coal and gas companies have profited from the surge in electricity and gas prices.

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Turnbull's power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Snowy 2.0 report confirms that $8 billion project would likely boost coal and lift emissions. Worse, it takes an “us and them” approach to battery storage, and uses some pretty silly battery costings to justify its case.

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A Snow(y) job: He who pays the piper calls the tune

A Snow(y) job: He who pays the piper calls the tune

One of our main immediate criticisms of Snowy Hydro’s latest paper is its assumption that Snowy 2.0 is the only pumped hydro project capable of being developed in Australia.