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Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

It is difficult not to lapse into despair about Australia’s energy policy morass, which is dominated by a deeply entrenched culture of half-truths, vested interests, ideology and wishful thinking.

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WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

WA bathes in sunshine, but poorest households lack solar panels

Solar panels are still a rarity in WA’s lower-income areas.

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National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.

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Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Global spending on energy fall by 12% overall in 2016 but clean energy spending is on the up.

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Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Things are becoming predictable in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate market, even if that is supply side’s ability to surprise. Meanwhile, in NSW, a stunning development.

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Report: Near-total renewable energy systems cheaper than gas in 2030

Report: Near-total renewable energy systems cheaper than gas in 2030

Climate Policy Initiative stresses flexibility and shows how energy storage and limited gas generation can support a power system dominated by renewables at a lower cost than conventional generation.

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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When will Australians finally stop wasting our energy?

When will Australians finally stop wasting our energy?

We take it for granted that we’ll have affordable power and fuel for as long as we want them.