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Category: News & Commentary

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Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Developers of wind and solar projects may try and accelerate their projects to get in in front of the proposed generator reliability obligation.

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

A blow to the state-based renewable energy and climate effort as Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey is sidelined by allegations of corruption.

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Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.

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Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.

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Rooftop solar shock for consumers, installers as rebate price falls by one-third

Rooftop solar shock for consumers, installers as rebate price falls by one-third

Price of rooftop solar to jump 10%, and catch many installers unawares, due to sudden fall in price of rebate certificates after record amounts of new solar in past 6 months.

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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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Frydenberg says Zibelman "doing really great job" at AEMO

Frydenberg says Zibelman “doing really great job” at AEMO

Frydenberg defends AEMO chief Audrey Zibelman from attacks by conservative commentators.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging network launched in Sydney

Peer-to-peer electric vehicle charging network launched in Sydney

Sydney start-up Everty launches P2P platform allowing electric vehicle owners to rent out their parking space, and home charger, to others.

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Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Deputy PM says Sydney blackout could be end of road for renewables, although NSW Coalition minister earlier praised role of wind and solar in preventing blackout.