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First thoughts: Snowy 2.0 will lift emissions without more renewables

First thoughts: Snowy 2.0 will lift emissions without more renewables

Snowy 2.0 only makes sense if Australia has a much higher share of renewables than contemplated under the NEG.

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Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

Federal Climate Policy Review: a recipe for business as usual

There are four key steps to ensure that climate policy remains a recipe for business as usual, and the Australian government has followed them to the letter.

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Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

New report says coal plants vulnerable to failure in summer heatwaves should contract with solar and storage to provide “heat-safe” back-up. Meanwhile, Frydenberg launches Menzies report full of economic and ideological claptrap about renewables.

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Climate and energy – appeasement does not work

Climate and energy – appeasement does not work

The current chaos around climate and energy policy brings to mind George Santayana’s caution that: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. That is exactly what we are witnessing.

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NEG is supposed to be better than nothing. But is it?

NEG is supposed to be better than nothing. But is it?

The NEG is yet another case of Australian exceptionalism in energy, typical of the toxic mix of muddled thinking and ideology that dominates regulatory oversight of this industry.

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Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull's vanity project?

Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull’s vanity project?

Latest advice from Energy Security board makes it clear that on current policy settings the NEG will not reduce emissions, cut costs or invite new wind and solar investment. But there may be something else afoot – Malcolm Turnbull’s vanity project.

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ESB modeling confirms NEG designed to shut door on renewables

ESB modeling confirms NEG designed to shut door on renewables

New modelling confirms little if any new renewable energy investment will be made under the NEG. But it reveals that the big savings the Coalition is claiming from the NEG are driven almost entirely by the policy it sought to kill – the renewable energy target.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

COAG: Doctors call on states to reject the NEG

Australian health experts have written to all State and Territory leaders ahead of the COAG meeting this week, strongly urging them to reject the National Energy Guarantee, and establish national energy policies that will reduce the alarming rates of sickness and deaths across the nation.

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What Frydenberg was told about why NEG was bad policy

What Frydenberg was told about why NEG was bad policy

There is a better alternative to the NEG, taking the lead of the UK, Germany, Portugal, even China, who have all set policy to move aggressively towards clean energy.

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NEG will shift emissions burden on other industry sectors

NEG will shift emissions burden on other industry sectors

There is strong potential for domestic offsets to be the marginal source of emissions reductions in the Australian market.