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Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

The CET has become another political stick to beat the government with. To be more accurate, it’s a stick with which the Coalition beats itself.

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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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Turnbull's coal delusions as COAG "changes course" on energy

Turnbull’s coal delusions as COAG “changes course” on energy

If COAG did change the course of energy in Australia, it is not immediately obvious, given Turnbull’s coal delusion comments. Much will depend on how Finkel recommendations are put in place, and the storage equation and the make-up of the energy security board are critical.

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National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.

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Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

AEMC’s fundamental blind spot on “environmental sustainability” is at the core of why the rule-maker is providing poor advice to COAG and why the system is failing.

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The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The NEM is a mess – so who will clean it up?

The biggest problem facing Australia’s National Electricity Market is that it has no management team. But someone has to accept responsibility for the mess.

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Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

South Australia has been a leader in climate and renewables. Will it sacrifice its clean and progressive image on the altar of expediency?

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Time to ditch the "dumb" grid and embrace a smart energy future

Time to ditch the “dumb” grid and embrace a smart energy future

Australia’s National Energy Market is hamstrung by an out-dated, ‘dumb’ grid, and must be updated to face the realities of low carbon, low marginal cost energy generation.

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Standards Australia begins consultation on battery storage safety, regulations

Standards Australia begins consultation on battery storage safety, regulations

Standards Australia kicks off consultations on the development of national battery storage standards to support the safe adoption and application of emerging battery technologies.