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Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be "Negged"

Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be “Negged”

The Australian public has been ‘negged’ by unfounded fears of blackouts. Will we be ‘negged’ again by the proposed new energy policy?

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Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

With energy policy set to remain a political battleground in Australia, physics, in the form of global warming, will continue to gradually push decarbonization to the top of the policy agenda.

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Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would reassure consumers that price changes are the result of real problems, such as weather or machinery failure, rather than market manipulation.

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Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Governments, understandably, want to make sure the lights stay on. But now is the time for perspective, not panic.

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How consumers got burned on electricity prices: It started with networks

How consumers got burned on electricity prices: It started with networks

Policy responses to high electricity prices should pay more attention to how consumers can be helped to use less electricity

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AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC, utilities in denial as consumers flick switch to solar, batteries

AEMC attempts to defend incumbent gen-tailers by saying how delighted customers are with their electricity service and pricing, and blaming renewables as the biggest black cloud on the horizon. They have to be kidding, right?

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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Know your NEM: Weather cools, prices stay hot

Know your NEM: Weather cools, prices stay hot

As the weather cools, wholesale electricity prices still hover around $100/MWh – still driven by gas prices that are higher than they were a year ago.

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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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Australia had a great electricity policy – let's get it back

Australia had a great electricity policy – let’s get it back

Australia has no federal policy other than what’s left of the RET. Zero, zip, nada. Perhaps Canberra could learn from the states?

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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.