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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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More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

Climate Council says weaning Australia from coal via increased reliance on gas won’t cut emissions, will push up power prices.

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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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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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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.

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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 Australia’s crisis : develop more gas production resources. But this path fails for several reasons.

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BNEF says broken gas market main offender in SA energy "crisis"

BNEF says broken gas market main offender in SA energy “crisis”

BNEF report says poorly functioning gas market main cause of SA power price spike, blaming renewables “erroneous and simplistic.”

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Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating "obscene price spikes"

Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating “obscene price spikes”

The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.

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Will Turnbull's Coalition stand up to Australia's energy oligopoly?

Will Turnbull’s Coalition stand up to Australia’s energy oligopoly?

The era of cheap fossil fuel power in Australia is dead and buried. And unless the Coalition has the stomach to take on Australia’s energy oligopoly, the country’s chances of having a cheap renewable energy system will also be diminished.