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Category: News & Commentary

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Hazelwood's super-profits highlight tangled web of energy policy

Hazelwood’s super-profits highlight tangled web of energy policy

Are Australia’s electricity market prices being manipulated by our electricity oligarchs to improve their bottom lines before the end of the financial year? Or do the high prices reflect a fundamental shift in market dynamics?

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Brexit likely to have indirect impact on UK's clean energy market

Brexit likely to have indirect impact on UK’s clean energy market

In the case of Brexit, BNEF analysts wrote that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union may appear to have few direct implications for clean energy or the power market..

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Sydney Market solar car park to be Australia's largest, as new install takes capacity to 911kW

Sydney Market solar car park to be Australia’s largest, as new install takes capacity to 911kW

The addition of 630kW of solar car shade at Sydney Markets makes it – briefly – the largest of its kind in Australia, with a total capacity of 911kW.

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Who knows who pays the political piper?

Who knows who pays the political piper?

Our political disclosure laws are shockingly inadequate and in urgent need of an overhaul.

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Buyers circle SunEdison's Australian operations, as UK investor targets solar plants

Buyers circle SunEdison’s Australian operations, as UK investor targets solar plants

More than one dozen buyers circle SunEdison’s Australian business, as UK investor announces it seeking to build big Australian solar portfolio.

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Know your NEM: Spot prices now three times higher than year ago

Know your NEM: Spot prices now three times higher than year ago

Spot electricity prices for the past week were three times higher than last year’s level across the board, driven by rising gas prices.

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Hornsdale wind farm secures financial close for second 100MW stage

Hornsdale wind farm secures financial close for second 100MW stage

Neoen secures long-term debt financing package for second 100MW stage of 105-turbine Hornsdale wind farm.

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US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

US study finds properties near wind farm enjoy huge increase in value

US study finds value of 931 properties surrounding El Paso wind farm increased by $65m in just 15 months.

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Which power retailers are short of LGCs to meet the Renewable Energy Target

Which power retailers are short of LGCs to meet the Renewable Energy Target

Which power retailers are going to be left short of their legal obligations under the Renewable Energy Target and by how much?

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Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Will election see parties reach a consensus on climate, clean energy?

Irrespective of who wins the next election, the 2016-19 parliament will play a key role in shaping Australia’s long-term climate policy framework.

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WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

WA copper mine goes green as it powers with solar and storage

First big solar and storage plant fires up at WA copper mine, and other miners are keen to follow suit to reduce crippling cost of diesel.