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Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Australian Energy Regulator loses costly Federal Court battle to control how much NSW network operators can charge for power.

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Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar likely saved nearly $1 billion in electricity costs during the February heatwave in NSW, as well as helping to keep the lights on. But solar households and businesses got little reward for their contribution.

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Tasmanian government to cap state power prices

Tasmanian government to cap state power prices

Tasmanian government intervenes to shield homes and business from “unacceptable” 15% power price hike.

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Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

PM suggests public money could be used to subsidise gas pipelines in northern Australia, as well as underwriting rail plans of Indian coal giant Adani.

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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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Hazelwood closure to cost the same as one inefficient lightbulb

Hazelwood closure to cost the same as one inefficient lightbulb

How much will the Hazelwood coal power plant closure really cost you? Let’s shed some (energy efficient) light on the matter.

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Gutless and the dumb: Conservatives push up electricity prices

Gutless and the dumb: Conservatives push up electricity prices

It’s obvious there is not much rational thought in some quarters of the conservative parties, and Malcolm Turnbull will come to regret his change of tone on climate change just as Kevin Rudd did.

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SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SA government vows to “fight tooth and nail” against network operator as SAPN takes revenue challenge to federal court.

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Power price impact of Hazelwood closure "negligible", says analyst

Power price impact of Hazelwood closure “negligible”, says analyst

Independent analyst says claims Hazelwood coal plant closure will have any significant impact on retail electricity prices “not at all credible”.

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Infigen revenue jumps again on big winds, high electricity prices

Infigen revenue jumps again on big winds, high electricity prices

Infigen Energy attributes 56% lift in revenue to strong winds and higher merchant electricity prices in SA and NSW, and higher LGC prices.

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Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Grattan Institute’s latest report suggest rapid expansion of renewable capacity means higher electricity prices. But is that true?