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Category: News & Commentary

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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.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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Frydenberg's solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn't sign up to Paris

Frydenberg’s solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn’t sign up to Paris

Frydenberg defends lack of solar panels, saying Cory Bernardi has them, and didn’t sign up for Paris climate target. Say what?

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Hackett orders new Tesla Roadster, to put "stake in heart" of petrol heads

Hackett orders new Tesla Roadster, to put “stake in heart” of petrol heads

Simon Hackett puts his name down for a new Tesla Roadster, saying it will prove supremacy of electric driven transport over burning fossil fuels. And prove Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson wrong.

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Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Another coal unit falls over, leaving Victoria power supply at risk

Failure of another coal power unit in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley has prompted the market operator to warn of supply shortages – and it’s not even summer yet.

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Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott scolds government for “spitting the dummy” on Clean Energy Target, but defends design of NEG, saying it clear that more renewables have weakened energy system.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Federal Government is something of a lame duck and, in our view, lacks moral authority in the area of energy policy.

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Solar heads to 1c/kWh before 2020 after Mexico sets record low

Solar heads to 1c/kWh before 2020 after Mexico sets record low

Australia solar research leader Martin Green says solar heading to a price of 1c/kWh before 2020 after latest record auction result.

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How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

How the International Energy Agency is steering world to climate disaster

International Energy Agency likes to present itself as a climate champion, but it is in fact steering the energy system towards catastrophic levels of warming,