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Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Results from Australia’s biggest coal generator, AGL, shows how coal and gas companies have profited from the surge in electricity and gas prices.

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When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

When generators jack up prices 100-fold, and regulators do nothing

AER report finds generators jacked up energy prices 100-fold, even when there was more than enough capacity. But don’t expect regulators to do anything about it.

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Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

AGL’s plans for Liddell are vague and lacking, most likely because the company is waiting to see what the Coalition aims to do with Snowy Hydro.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Why coal fired power stations don't work so well when they are old

Why coal fired power stations don’t work so well when they are old

Given the safety risks and a huge number of other problems that need to be repaired and managed, it is no wonder that AGL is keen to shut down Liddell.

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AGL plans its own "big battery" and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL plans its own “big battery” and renewables to replace Liddell

AGL outlines plans to install 250MW of battery storage at Liddell, and to invest in Bayswater upgrade, new gas generators, demand response, and huge amount of wind and solar to replace Liddell.

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Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

Coal country backs renewable energy: Poll

A new ReachTEL poll, commissioned by The Australia Institute’s Climate and Energy Program, asked residents of the electorates of Hunter and Shortland about energy policy, including government investment in coal, renewables and the Liddell coal power station.

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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 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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AGL hits pause on virtual power plant in technology "rethink"

AGL hits pause on virtual power plant in technology “rethink”

AGL tells its “virtual power plant” customers in Adelaide their installation will be delayed while it reviews technology choices for the program.

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Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.