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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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ABC's Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC’s Uhlmann gets it wrong on renewables. Again

ABC political editor continues ill-informed campaign against wind and solar, now claiming that 20% is the limit for wind energy.

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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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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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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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AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.

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Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

Lumenaza aims to connect 1.4m solar households with regional market

A new software platform in Germany lets utilities buy and sell “regional electricity” by connecting up small producers with consumers.

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The twisted arguments about energy supply and security

The twisted arguments about energy supply and security

Another of Australia’s dirtiest coal-fired generators has closed due to the confluence of incompatible energy market conditions. So how does that match with what the conservative types are telling us?

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Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

Visions clash at World Energy Congress in Istanbul

World Energy Council gives out clear message on move away from fossil fuels, but the fossil fuel industry wasn’t listening.

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Battery storage rules should favour consumers, not networks

Battery storage rules should favour consumers, not networks

Batteries will supercharge the energy revolution, smoothing renewables and offering prosumers autonomy. Right now, though, the regulatory space is a bit of a Wild West.

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ACCC says it's OK for big utilities to exploit market power

ACCC says it’s OK for big utilities to exploit market power

ACCC says it’s perfectly OK for big utilities to exercise their market power and force up prices, as they did to devastating effect in South Australia last month. And although the regulator identified the lack of competition in the state a decade ago, it still chooses to take a pot-shot at renewables.