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"Shame on you:" Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

“Shame on you:” Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

60 Minutes interview reveals Australia’s energy and environment minister has not installed rooftop solar at his family home – and why.

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.

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Frydenberg says Zibelman "doing really great job" at AEMO

Frydenberg says Zibelman “doing really great job” at AEMO

Frydenberg defends AEMO chief Audrey Zibelman from attacks by conservative commentators.

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Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Weatherill tears strips off Frydenberg for renewables "trash talk"

Weatherill tears strips off Frydenberg for renewables “trash talk”

SA premier and federal energy minister go toe to toe at battery storage trial launch, in first meeting since Coalition started bagging state’s renewable plans.

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Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.

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Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing "clean coal"

Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing “clean coal”

Turnbull government ministers rally to support PM’s vision of clean coal power generation in Australia, – financed by the CEFC.

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Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.

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Frydenberg says ARENA de-funding is a "transfer", not a strip

Frydenberg says ARENA de-funding is a “transfer”, not a strip

Coalition and Labor fudge on commitments to ARENA, with vote on funding cuts looming next week.

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All the smart people are on our side, we just need a majority

All the smart people are on our side, we just need a majority

The overall tone of Clean Energy Summit is much more upbeat than last year, and it appears that the political resistance to renewables is fading.

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Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Josh Frydenberg’s apparent shift in thinking on renewables is welcome, but his call to end moratoriums on unconventional gas is profoundly out of step.