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Tag: "Energy policy"

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SA's energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

SA’s energy policy: five steps forward, two steps back

South Australia’s energy security target could increase electricity prices while providing an incentive for power companies to pump out more carbon emissions.

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Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

It is amazing how much is happening, even in Australia. There may yet be hope for Australia to become a low-carbon, successful 21st century economy!

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How the far Right have hijacked Australia's energy policy

How the far Right have hijacked Australia’s energy policy

Last week’s speech by NSW energy minister Don Harwin was exactly the sort of thing Malcolm Turnbull used to say about climate and energy policies, before he became master of all he surveyed – apart from his own climate and energy policies.

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Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Victorian Liberal Party goes the full Trump on climate and energy

Australians are used to seeing politics switch to vaudeville when it comes to climate policy. This year we’ve been treated to a new farce.

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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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When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

ABC political commentators are in the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. This is a problem for viewers.

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Malcolm Turnbull's Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s bizarre energy policy campaign against renewables – and in favour of coal – has reached Trumpian levels of false claims, fake news, paranoia and misleading comments. Is there any hope it will change course?

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Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia is now pretty much the only major advanced economy where carbon pollution levels are growing.

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Another coal domino falls as India revises billion tonnes a year target

Another coal domino falls as India revises billion tonnes a year target

With about 72 million tonnes of coal stockpiled at mines and power stations,enough fuel for over 50 days operation – and power demand growth running lower than forecast.

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Comparing “energy poverty” in Germany with other countries

Comparing “energy poverty” in Germany with other countries

“Energy poverty” is a bigger issue in north America and other European countries than it is in Germany.

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All the smart people are on our side, we just need a majority

All the smart people are on our side, we just need a majority

The overall tone of Clean Energy Summit is much more upbeat than last year, and it appears that the political resistance to renewables is fading.