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Category: Malcolm Turnbull

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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.

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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Turnbull blows trumpet for right wing idiocy on energy

Malcolm Turnbull now appears perfectly comfortable parroting right wing nonsense about energy policy, branding high renewable policies as “idiocy” and defending the future of coal. That may be because mainstream media won’t challenge him.

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Kevin Rudd: ‘I don’t know how Malcolm Turnbull faces his grandkids'

Kevin Rudd: ‘I don’t know how Malcolm Turnbull faces his grandkids’

Australia’s former prime minister talks about the failure of his country’s climate policy, the rise of China and the Carmichael coal mine.

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Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull's vanity project?

Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull’s vanity project?

Latest advice from Energy Security board makes it clear that on current policy settings the NEG will not reduce emissions, cut costs or invite new wind and solar investment. But there may be something else afoot – Malcolm Turnbull’s vanity project.

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NEG: A rushed job that takes us backwards, not forwards

NEG: A rushed job that takes us backwards, not forwards

National Energy Guarantee appears to be a plan to get through the Coalition Party Room, and then a plan to have a plan.
Unfortunately, that means many more months of uncertainty.

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West-east gas pipeline pre-feasibility study

West-east gas pipeline pre-feasibility study

The Turnbull Government is pleased to announce that ACIL Allen, in conjunction with GHD, is the successful tenderer to conduct a pre-feasibility study on the West-East Gas Pipeline.

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The NEG: No guarantee of success

The NEG: No guarantee of success

Far from being a “solution” to Australia’s power sector ills, the NEG, in its current state, raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

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Turnbull's NEG claims first major renewable energy victim

Turnbull’s NEG claims first major renewable energy victim

NEG causes market value of one of major renewable energy players to be slashed by analysts, and puts the future of some $50 billion of renewable energy projects in doubt. But it is good for incumbents, because less renewables means higher prices.