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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.

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New poll shows public back climate action from banks

New poll shows public back climate action from banks

Nearly half of Australians would be prepared to switch to another bank if they found out their current bank is financing projects that worsen climate change.

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Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

South Australia has been a leader in climate and renewables. Will it sacrifice its clean and progressive image on the altar of expediency?

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G20 baulks at ending fossil fuel subsidies,  "dumbest" policy of all

G20 baulks at ending fossil fuel subsidies, “dumbest” policy of all

G20 fudges on fossil fuel subsidies, now labelled world’s “dumbest policy”. But Paris climate deal likely to come into force this year, four years earlier than thought, and China has announced a major “green finance” boost, just as Australia looks to strip its own green funds.

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Santos ‘hopenomics’ on oil price

Santos ‘hopenomics’ on oil price

Santos’ estimates of the future oil price makes some very bold assumptions that will test the bullishness of brokers and analysts.

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Ukrainian energy crisis can be solved – with German-style Energiewende

Ukrainian energy crisis can be solved – with German-style Energiewende

EU and Germany should set up a “Marshall Plan” to bring about a Ukrainian energy transition, rather than trying to maintain Ukraine as a failed gas transit state.

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Direct Action on climate means moving your money

Direct Action on climate means moving your money

What will drive the revolution to get climate damaging companies to change? Demonstrations do not work, facts do not work. What is the answer? Money.

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Photo of the Day: Fossil fuels on thin ice

Photo of the Day: Fossil fuels on thin ice

How do you adequately convey the state of global climate emergency in one striking image? Canada has got it covered.

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New modelling shows renewable-based system cheaper than fossil fuels

New modelling shows renewable-based system cheaper than fossil fuels

New modelling shows an electricity system based on 85% renewable energy is cheaper than one based on similar percentage of fossil fuels. With wind and solar costs to fall, it is probable that 100% renewable energy is cheaper than coal and gas.