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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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Turnbull "eyeballs" energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Turnbull “eyeballs” energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.

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Turnbull has failed to axe Australia's power price "laziness" tax

Turnbull has failed to axe Australia’s power price “laziness” tax

The PM only had to push energy reforms slightly further to make a world of difference, and protect consumers from the “laziness tax” exploited by utilities.

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Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

Malcolm and the Energy Bosses: What they might say

As PM Malcolm Turnbull prepares for his meeting with the big energy retailers, here is how the conversation might pan out.

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Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

The notice has no legal weight and does not begin the process of departure from the landmark climate agreement.

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10% Model 3 orders cancelled, but numbers jump since launch

10% Model 3 orders cancelled, but numbers jump since launch

Tesla puts net orders for Model 3 at 455,000+, as Musk and other employees become first to have solar roof installed at homes.

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Tesla settles range anxiety on Model 3, but Australia will have to wait

Tesla settles range anxiety on Model 3, but Australia will have to wait

Tesla delivers first of its mass-market electric vehicles, the Model 3. The top range car will have a range of 500kms, while the standard version will have a range of 350kms. Australia will have to wait until 2019.

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Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Jay Weatherill in pugnacious mood at launch of Mark Butler’s Climate Wars book, promising to repeat his Frydenberg shirtfront with PM Turnbull if given the opportunity.

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Elon Musk's Boring tweets are breaking the internet

Elon Musk’s Boring tweets are breaking the internet

Moving on from the world’s biggest battery, Elon Musk broke the internet this week with Tweets about his new, new thing: The Boring Company.

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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.