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Tag: "Gas"

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

New study suggests biggest threat to Australia’s energy security comes not from wind and solar, but from the control settings of coal and gas plants. It’s a revelation that should turn the debate around renewables vs fossil on its head.

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How do you solve a problem like the NEO?

How do you solve a problem like the NEO?

While the Finkel Review recognises Australia’s “energy trilemma” – security, affordability and sustainability – we have a market that recognises only the first two of these objectives.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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Why did energy regulators deliberately turn out the lights in South Australia?

Why did energy regulators deliberately turn out the lights in South Australia?

Last Wednesday around 90,000 homes and businesses in South Australia were deliberately disconnected from the electricity grid for up to an hour. So why did it actually happen?

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.

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AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

AER details extraordinary price gouging by gas generators in SA

Regulator says re-bidding by major gas players caused major South Australia power price spikes in August and September.

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No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

Committee finds no social licence for unconventional gas “fracking” in south-east SA – a decision based in health concerns, among others.

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Business as usual at Australia’s coal, oil and gas companies

Business as usual at Australia’s coal, oil and gas companies

The deepest denial about climate change rests within Australia’s coal, oil and gas companies; which is ironic given that is where some of the impacts will be most keenly felt.

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Open letter to SA government: Don't sell out to gas

Open letter to SA government: Don’t sell out to gas

SA government’s loosening of the emission cap on new power stations suggests a sell-out to gas. This would be wrong for several reasons.