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National Energy Guarantee leaves no guarantees

National Energy Guarantee leaves no guarantees

There are some significant issues still to be resolved around the NEG – complexity and potential costs are concerning.

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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition "right wing thugs" over carbon price

Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price

Retiring Labor stalwart Wayne Swan cites losing carbon price debate to “vicious” Abbott-led scare campaign as major regret.

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Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Elon Musk says the Tesla big battery in South Australia has exceeded performance targets “significantly,” a success that has put a rocket under sales of the company’s commercial-scale Powerpacks.

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Elon Musk sends Tesla Roadster into orbit, and changes space travel

Elon Musk sends Tesla Roadster into orbit, and changes space travel

ICYMI, there’s a red Tesla Roadster flying through space, on a billion-year elliptic Mars orbit. Why? Well that’s just how Elon Musk rolls.

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Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

Trump’s solar tariff backfires: It hits red states and U.S. taxpayers harder than China

White House wanted to use solar tariffs to punish China, but it will end up punishing the states that voted for him the most.

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Musk could pocket $88 billion bonus if Tesla dreams come true

Musk could pocket $88 billion bonus if Tesla dreams come true

Tesla unveils 10-year plan to reach $A800 billion in market value by becoming the world’s first vertically integrated sustainable energy company. That means going big in solar, EVs and battery storage, and would make Elon Musk the world’s richest person.

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Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

Coal country knows Trump can’t save it

While the president’s rhetoric has raised hopes for renaissance of American coal, Trump’s policies have done little to revive the ailing industry.

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US energy regulator rejects GOP proposal to bail out coal

US energy regulator rejects GOP proposal to bail out coal

America’s Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has rejected energy secretary Rick Perry’s request for rule change in competitive wholesale markets to favor coal and nuclear plants. Could cooler heads be prevailing?

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Australian wind, solar investment hits record high as NEG threatens to push it off a cliff

Australian wind, solar investment hits record high as NEG threatens to push it off a cliff

The race to meet Australia’s large-scale renewable energy target has helped drive record investment in 2017, says BNEF. But the RET’s fulfilment could also see investment go off a cliff, with only the Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee to cushion the fall.

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Three years after Tesla visit, Turnbull may finally act on EVs

Three years after Tesla visit, Turnbull may finally act on EVs

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg has declared Australia’s electric vehicle revolution to be “nigh.” But can the Coalition back its proselytising with policies? Or will EVs go the way of renewable energy in the party room?

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Turnbull has politicked himself into irrelevance on energy and climate in 2018

Turnbull has politicked himself into irrelevance on energy and climate in 2018

Medals of Valour should be awarded to Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, AEMO chief executive Audrey Zibelman, and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill.