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Tag: "Gas"

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Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

PM suggests public money could be used to subsidise gas pipelines in northern Australia, as well as underwriting rail plans of Indian coal giant Adani.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.

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When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

ABC political commentators are in the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. This is a problem for viewers.

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The solution to Australia's gas crisis is not more gas

The solution to Australia’s gas crisis is not more gas

Many are proposing the obvious, but wrong, solution to avoiding future price hikes: develop more gas production resources. This path will fail.

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SA seeks bids for 100MW battery plant to kick off storage boom

SA seeks bids for 100MW battery plant to kick off storage boom

South Australia to build country’s biggest battery storage plant via tender, as well as adding gas plant as “back-up”, creating a new “energy security target” and giving energy minister new powers to intervene in electricity market.

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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?