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Category: Malcolm Turnbull

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More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

More coal doesn’t equal more peak power

The proposed closure date for AGL’s ancient and unreliable coal power station, is five years and probably two elections away.

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Turnbull's energy obstructionism is Abbott's climate denial revisited

Turnbull’s energy obstructionism is Abbott’s climate denial revisited

Malcolm Turnbull’s extraordinary decision to put his party’s hopes on the aged Liddell coal power plant makes no economic, environmental or engineering sense. But there is a grim precedent: the same government’s rejection of climate science.

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Nationals demand "coal target" as energy politics spirals into loony fog

Nationals demand “coal target” as energy politics spirals into loony fog

Barnaby Joyce seems to think that switching off a coal plant in 2022 will cause the lights to go out in 2017. Is there any hope that the smart conversations going on behind the scenes will ever be reflected in policy? Don’t count on it.

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The Turnbull-Frydenberg investment bank: Bullying, cronyism and Captain's picks

The Turnbull-Frydenberg investment bank: Bullying, cronyism and Captain’s picks

Despite Finkel, despite our COP 21 obligations, Turnbull does nothing. No electricity policy, no vehicle emission standards, no policy in other areas of the economy. Worst of all, the Liddell negotiations are a gross misuse of the AEMO reports for political purposes.

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Turnbull's rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

Turnbull’s rooftop PV and storage may be more useful to grid than Liddell

PM is chuffed about his rooftop PV and storage, and so he should be. Installations like that will be of greater value to the grid than Liddell, which is a similar age and condition to the Hazelwood generator Turnbull admitted was “very old” and no longer viable.

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Liddell: Climate change and air pollution medical negligence

Liddell: Climate change and air pollution medical negligence

With an estimated 3000 deaths pa and many illnesses in Australia due to heart and lung disease from air pollution The Prime Minister’s proposal to keep open heavily polluting Liddell as the solution to his government’s failures in energy policy must be condemned.

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Turnbull's abject capitulation to the coal lobby is now complete

Turnbull’s abject capitulation to the coal lobby is now complete

The kindest thing to say about Turnbull’s absurd proposal to extend the life of the country’s oldest coal generator is that he is playing politics. There is no other reason to ask AGL to stick a bandaid on an increasingly unreliable coal generator on the basis it will lead to increased security and lower prices.

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Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

More than four times as many people blame Malcolm Turnbull for sky-high power prices than renewable energy companies. That power campaign went well didn’t it!

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Australia energy policy turns into a farce and a public circus

Australia energy policy turns into a farce and a public circus

Energy policy has become a complete circus as Coalition ignores the real policy decisions, and new reports identify more gaming of the energy markets, and why an ambitious clean energy target will be quickest path to a big drop in electricity bills.

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Snowy Hydro 2.0 Powering Ahead

Snowy Hydro 2.0 Powering Ahead

Snowy Hydro 2.0 is already employing 350 people and will create more than 5000 new jobs during the construction phase of the development.

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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.