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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.

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Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

BNEF says grid-based battery storage already very much in the money in Australia. It is a stunning cost fall that has caused AGL to reassess the future and join the CSIRO and the network owners in talking about 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios by 2030.

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AGL’s surprisingly soft results, and a question over future of Portland smelter

AGL’s surprisingly soft results, and a question over future of Portland smelter

AGL’s results were surprisingly soft, but the key for investors this year will be the future of the Portland smelter and the rival Halewood generator.

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AGL Energy’s surprising profit downgrade, as gas prices spike

AGL Energy’s surprising profit downgrade, as gas prices spike

AGL Energy’s future in gas is problematic, but the extent of its problems revealed this week is surprising.

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AGL renewables fund just a greener shade of black

AGL renewables fund just a greener shade of black

AGL can add all the green garnishes it wants to its fossil fuel diet, but until the base menu is changed, these token acts won’t add up to much.

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AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on "energy evolution"

AGL quits coal seam gas, to focus on “energy evolution”

AGL cites low oil and gas prices for sudden exit from gas exploration and production, and all its coal seam gas assets. Environmentalists hail major victory, as AGL says it wants to focus on “energy evolution”.

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AGL’s Vesey: We're not sure what future business model is

AGL’s Vesey: We’re not sure what future business model is

AGL Energy chief says rooftop solar, battery storage, and the “internet of things” will redefine the energy market and change business models – he’s just not sure what to, yet. Andrew Vesey speaks of “virtual power plants” that may replace large generators, but is not convinced he needs to follow international utilities and split assets.