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We'll keep lights on, states can worry about emissions: ESB

We’ll keep lights on, states can worry about emissions: ESB

ESB chair Kerry Schott says it will be up to the states to act if they want higher emissions targets.

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Schott defends NEG modelling, says wind and solar at “low end”

Schott defends NEG modelling, says wind and solar at “low end”

Schott says NEG modelling assumes “low end” of wind and solar costs, defying recent evidence. But ESB did admit there is much work to do on policy, dispatchability had yet to be defined, new coal unlikely to get a look in, and states free to pursue own targets.

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ESB to use inflated costs for wind and solar to justify NEG

ESB to use inflated costs for wind and solar to justify NEG

Energy Security Board to use vastly inflated costs of wind and solar to justify its National Energy Guarantee. By using prices around 30-40 per cent above actual costs, will support its argument for little new wind and solar to be built in the coming decade.

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Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

This plan to provide a plan is almost the worst outcome possible for investment certainty. If more detail doesn’t emerge soon, it could be as bad for renewables as the Abbott years.

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ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

ESB chair says demand response could kill need for new power plants

Chair of newly formed Energy Security Board, Kerry Schott, says that by harnessing demand management in Australia, “we can all stop worrying about building new plants of any description.”