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Tag: "National Electricity Market"

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Coal generation hits 3-year high in Australia following carbon price repeal

Coal generation hits 3-year high in Australia following carbon price repeal

A two-year high in black coal output helped deliver a continued rise in emissions on Australia’s NEM, and pushed coal to 75.6% in the generation mix.

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Churn and burn: The high price of a broken electricity market

Churn and burn: The high price of a broken electricity market

Energy Australia’s move to send call centre jobs offshore is another example of Australia’s failed retail electricity market – and its cost to consumers.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Feral o'clock: Why time of use tariffs don't change family energy use

Feral o’clock: Why time of use tariffs don’t change family energy use

Research with parents reveals that many household routines are unlikely to shift in response to cost-reflective tariffs such as time of use (TOU).

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Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.

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Renewables disrupting utilities? It's a good thing

Renewables disrupting utilities? It’s a good thing

Rather than lament the fall of traditional utilities, we should encourage progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts to shape a new electricity system.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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Can one day make or break an energy source?

Can one day make or break an energy source?

January 15, 2014 was the day renewable energy failed Australia, according to several media reports, including the Australian and the AFR.

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Explainer: How does the electricity grid work?

Explainer: How does the electricity grid work?

There aren’t many points in life when we aren’t making use of electricity. But what do we mean when we talk about the electricity grid?

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Tasmania back to 100% renewables as NEM hits 17%

Tasmania back to 100% renewables as NEM hits 17%

Rooftop PV shaves power consumption in eastern states as Tas hydro hits highest ever annual level; nationwide decline in gas-fired generation accelerates.

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Rooftop solar claims more coal scalps, and clips peaks of demand

Rooftop solar claims more coal scalps, and clips peaks of demand

Rooftop solar is now confirmed as an important driver of change in the Australian electricity market, and is contributing to remarkable fall in peak demand.