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Tag: "Alan Finkel"

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What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

The short answer is, not a lot. Finkel promises savings of $92 a year by 2030, but most customer bills are going to jump $300 a year next month. Nothing much will change until utilities can match the cost of new technologies, rather than hiding behind regulatory barriers.

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What is a LET, and how would it work?

What is a LET, and how would it work?

With the release of his review, Dr Finkel is expected to advocate a “low emissions target” . But what is a LET, and why is it better than an EIS?

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Finkel's fine line through Australia's testy power politics

Finkel’s fine line through Australia’s testy power politics

Reports delivered by three major Australian institutions on Friday highlighted that wind and solar provide cheapest avenue to decarbonise the grid. But none of the AEMC, CCA or CSIRO could bring themselves to say so. Finkel’s challenge will be to cut through this nonsense.

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Finkel says Europe, US well advanced on energy policy, technologies

Finkel says Europe, US well advanced on energy policy, technologies

Finkel says other countries “well advanced” on energy policy, technology reform, as many of 360 submissions plea for bipartisan approach.

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How do you solve a problem like the NEO?

How do you solve a problem like the NEO?

While the Finkel Review recognises Australia’s “energy trilemma” – security, affordability and sustainability – we have a market that recognises only the first two of these objectives.

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CEFC sees limited role for gas in high renewable grid

CEFC sees limited role for gas in high renewable grid

CEFC sees limited role for gas generation in high renewables grid in Australia, due to competition from solar, high costs, and carbon risks.

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Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia's energy future

Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia’s energy future

Australia’s electricity grid looks likely to progress more systematically to a cleaner more secure future thanks to Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Here’s why…

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Nothing fickle about Finkel

Nothing fickle about Finkel

In the wash up of this week’s COAG Energy meeting, there’s a real risk the importance of the Finkel Review will be lost.

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Finkel: SA wind farm "faults" known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel: SA wind farm “faults” known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel review says wind farms settings cited in reports on South Australia blackout were resolved in Europe a decade ago. So why not Australia?

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Energy storage one of Australia's "big opportunities:" Finkel

Energy storage one of Australia’s “big opportunities:” Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist says battery and energy storage a “tremendous” innovation opportunity – and a primary focus for Commonwealth Science Council.

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What we're reading: Google's driverless car involved in bingle

What we’re reading: Google’s driverless car involved in bingle

Google’s driver-less car hits a bus; Australia’s chief scientist dreams of “vast arrays” of solar panel and a zero-emissions grid; the CEFC may finally be “safe”, and Spain reaches 54.6% renewables.