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Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel says it clear investors prefer wind and solar because they are cheaper to build than traditional generation such as hydro and coal.

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Coalition's war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Coalition’s war on cheap power: When fools design energy policy

Billed as a “once in a generation” opportunity to bring Australia’s energy market into the 21st Century, the Finkel Review is rapidly being reduced to absurdist arguments about the lights going out – by the very government that commissioned it. So much for Grid 2.0.

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Finkel's Clean Energy Target little more than states' business as usual

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target little more than states’ business as usual

New analysis shows clean energy target as modelled by Finkel Review will deliver less large scale renewable energy than current state-based targets.

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How wind and solar will kill coal, sooner than Finkel suggests

How wind and solar will kill coal, sooner than Finkel suggests

BNEF report suggests wind and solar will fall further than Finkel Review expects, undermining case for even refurbished coal generators. The cost falls mean that Australia’s current Paris targets will be met even without a clean energy target mechanism.

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Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

The energy crisis solution must provide complementary emphasis on driving down consumption, not just on providing more generation.

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Finkel modelling ignores new technologies, cheaper renewables

Finkel modelling ignores new technologies, cheaper renewables

The modelling prepared by private consultancy for Finkel Review deliberately ignores certain technologies that can provide grid security and replace coal fired generation at a much cheaper cost than gas. It also uses inflated costs for wind and solar.

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What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

What do consumers get out of the Finkel blueprint?

The short answer is, not a lot. Finkel promises savings of $92 a year by 2030, but most customer bills are going to jump $300 a year next month. Nothing much will change until utilities can match the cost of new technologies, rather than hiding behind regulatory barriers.

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Finkel Reaction: Turnbull happy, Greens and NGOs appalled

Finkel Reaction: Turnbull happy, Greens and NGOs appalled

Landmark report… or ‘political agreement to let the planet burn’? A collection of the comments on, and reactions to the Finkel review.

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Finkel plan good for coal, not great for wind or solar

Finkel plan good for coal, not great for wind or solar

Finkel’s plan for Clean Energy Target throws a lifeline to coal, but keeps a cap on both gas and large scale wind and solar, despite the plunging cost of renewables.

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Finkel offers cheaper, cleaner energy - all  carrots and no stick

Finkel offers cheaper, cleaner energy – all carrots and no stick

Australia’s chief scientist says we need an energy market plan, unveils suite of recommendations including a Clean Energy target, but which appears to favour coal over gas, and puts lid on renewable energy developments.

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Bluescope leads fear campaign against climate and clean energy

Bluescope leads fear campaign against climate and clean energy

Steel maker Bluescope says putting climate targets first, or a focus on renewables, will result in jobs and industries going overseas.