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Category: News & Commentary

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Wind power in South Australia makes people forget about causation

Wind power in South Australia makes people forget about causation

Price surges are being blamed on wind energy. Cherry-picked numbers that serve to confirm a belief that already exists is something you’re going to see a lot of this year.

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Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmania solar report an epic fail – minister should tell regulator to start again

Tasmanian Economic Regulator’s draft report on solar feed-in tariff ignores the challenge of energy security in Tasmania, the changes facing electricity industry nationally, and climate change.

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German power provider to use electric cars to stabilise the grid

German power provider to use electric cars to stabilise the grid

German green power provider Lichtblick has announced plans to incentivize the charging of electric vehicles at times of low power demand.

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Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

For anyone who is in doubt about the incredible journey solar power has taken in past decade, this graph offers a stunning reminder.

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Is Australian coal finally having its "oh sh*t" moment?

Is Australian coal finally having its “oh sh*t” moment?

Queensland Resource Council calls for government aid as struggling coal companies “teeter on the brink”. Is the coal industry finally facing up to reality?

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Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

More than 1,000MW of large-scale renewables projects will likely be committed this year, but we’ll still fall short of the RET in 2018. The problem lies with financier confidence, not a lack of economically viable projects.

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Climate politics 'more like religion', says CSIRO boss

Climate politics ‘more like religion’, says CSIRO boss

CSIRO chief provides echo chamber for climate denialists: “It almost sounds more like religion than science to me.”

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Tesla dominates large luxury car market in US

Tesla dominates large luxury car market in US

New data shows Tesla crushed the competition in the large luxury car market in 2015.

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Greg Hunt 'World's Best Minister' inspires new level of satire

Greg Hunt ‘World’s Best Minister’ inspires new level of satire

How did Greg Hunt win an award that Greens deputy leader Scott Ludlam says “sounds like something his mum made up”? As the satire ramps up, confusion emerges about exactly who was responsible.

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Coal reality: Global energy transition occurring faster than expected

Coal reality: Global energy transition occurring faster than expected

What does it say that Indian coal imports fell 28.6% year over year in January 2016 and US coal production was down record 32.4%?

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Transformational or incremental? Victoria's energy efficiency and productivity challenge

Transformational or incremental? Victoria’s energy efficiency and productivity challenge

We all know that energy efficiency is the lowest cost, highest benefit, biggest no-brainer when it comes to reducing pollution across our economy. But will government’s embrace it?