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Plug and play on the way for renewable connections

Plug and play on the way for renewable connections

A more consumer friendly approach to connect renewables to the grid is the ambition of the new suite of guidelines being developed by Energy Networks Australia.

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Climate and energy – appeasement does not work

Climate and energy – appeasement does not work

The current chaos around climate and energy policy brings to mind George Santayana’s caution that: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. That is exactly what we are witnessing.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

Poor households are locked out of green energy, unless governments help

It’s time for governments to get serious about helping everyone to join the energy transition, not just the most affluent.

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Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

The CET has become another political stick to beat the government with. To be more accurate, it’s a stick with which the Coalition beats itself.

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Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Generator Reliability Obligation: Do wind and solar need to beat the tax?

Developers of wind and solar projects may try and accelerate their projects to get in in front of the proposed generator reliability obligation.

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.

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Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.

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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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Finkel: Let's not be railroaded into a bad deal on clean energy

Finkel: Let’s not be railroaded into a bad deal on clean energy

It is particularly important that State and Federal Energy Ministers, meeting tomorrow, do not lock in poor climate change and energy outcomes.