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Category: News & Commentary

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Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee

Here are 4 essential fixes for the National Energy Guarantee

A policy that doesn’t encourage additional generation capacity won’t reduce high power prices. Here are four essential fixes for the NEG.

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BNEF: Turnbull's NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights

BNEF: Turnbull’s NEG akin to joining gym and not lifting weights

BNEF says NEG under current targets would achieve little, and be akin to finally signing up to a gym, and then refusing to lift any weights.

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CEFC targets energy hungry shopping centres, with $200m finance deal

CEFC targets energy hungry shopping centres, with $200m finance deal

CEFC tips $200m debt finance into QIC’s Global Real Estate flagship Shopping Centre Fund, in deal expected to deliver energy savings of between 30-40% using solar and energy efficiency.

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Alinta dives back into coal with purchase of Loy Yang B

Alinta dives back into coal with purchase of Loy Yang B

Alinta dives back into coal, paying top dollar for Loy Yang B generator, suggesting it expects high prices and limp climate policies to continue.

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Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Taiwanese study finds that men exposed to higher levels of air pollution have poorer quality sperm. Add that to climate impacts and lung disease of fossil fuels.

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Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

I hate to break the news, but north Queensland will not be getting a new coal fired power station if the LNP are elected on Saturday.

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100% renewables "cheaper, less risky" than building new coal: ATA

100% renewables “cheaper, less risky” than building new coal: ATA

ATA report says a 100% renewable grid by 2030 not just doable for Australia, but cheaper and safer than building new coal plants.

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The climate science denial promoters behind Queensland's energy scare election headlines

The climate science denial promoters behind Queensland’s energy scare election headlines

In the final week before an election, the biggest-selling newspaper in the Australian state of Queensland screamed a front-page headline that cut into one of the poll’s most divisive issues.

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Coalition's NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

Coalition’s NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

So long solar. NEG design assumes no large-scale solar investments in Australia for at least eight years, despite recognition that large-scale renewables responsible for most bill reductions.

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain is the latest example of governments intervening in power markets to prop up gas, coal and nuclear power, including capacity and “grid reliability” payments.