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Tag: "electricity prices"

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Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC's Q&A – again

Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC’s Q&A – again

The Coalition and IPA tag-team were at it again against renewables on Q&A. It’s disappointing enough that the country’s federal energy minister should have such a blind spot on new technology, but it appears to be a party-wide phenomenon. At least Catweazle was funny.

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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High German power prices, low monthly bills?

High German power prices, low monthly bills?

German household power bills are badly exaggerated, and the Energiewende is not causing energy poverty.

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Greens call to buy back the grid, in power play against ALP

Greens call to buy back the grid, in power play against ALP

Australian Greens call on federal Labor to take a stance on ownership of the nation’s electricity grid, after unveiling a policy proposal that would seek to return it to public hands.

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

The NEG is the end of the electricity market as we know it. Effectively, it puts the regulators at the centre of the industry. It is the Australian energy equivalent of “Gosplan”, the State Planning Committee.

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Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

If you ask mainstream media, renewables are the key driver of Australia’s rising power prices; a scourge that’s at its worst in South Australia. Yeah, nah.

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Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

Voters blame energy companies – and PM – for sky-high power prices

More than four times as many people blame Malcolm Turnbull for sky-high power prices than renewable energy companies. That power campaign went well didn’t it!

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Failed experiment: Now it's retail arms gaming energy consumers

Failed experiment: Now it’s retail arms gaming energy consumers

First it was the networks, then generators. Now it’s the retail arms gouging consumers. A bipartisan review of Victoria’s retail electricity market reveals a failed experiment that has delivered the most inflated power bills in Australia.

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New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

New rules for retailers, but don’t sit there waiting for your electricity bill to go down

A call to retailers; Information about discounts will be simpler, but you’ll still have to do the legwork to shop around.

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Turnbull "eyeballs" energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Turnbull “eyeballs” energy bosses, kids himself on solution

Big energy retailers didn’t so much blink, as wink in face of Turnbull’s “eyeballing” episode. Here’s why they will be high fiving each other in the Qantas lounge at Canberra airport.