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Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Federal energy minister gets social media slap-down after ignoring coal plant failure in Tweet about Thursday’s power price spike.

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Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

If 2017 was a year of price shocks and renewables investment, we expect 2018 to be more cagey. That said, bids in America for wind plus storage at $US21/MWh is not a bad start!

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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Graph of the Day: Queensland's biggest solar farm powers up

Graph of the Day: Queensland’s biggest solar farm powers up

The first 50MW of Genex Power’s Kidston solar and “giant water battery” project has started sending electricity to the grid. Here’s what that looks like.

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Green light for new energy project in South Australia

Green light for new energy project in South Australia

Schneider Electric and Planet Ark Power awarded $1.95m South Australia State Government grant towards a $13.8m solar photovoltaic and battery microgrid project, a first project of its kind in Australia.

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EnerNOC enters frequency control market in Australia

EnerNOC enters frequency control market in Australia

EnerNOC is providing Australia’s National Electricity Market with Frequency Control Ancillary Services to support power system security and ensure uninterrupted power for consumers, a first in Australia.

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Busting more myths about South Australia's wind and solar

Busting more myths about South Australia’s wind and solar

The recent performance of wind and solar in South Australia – 63 per cent of consumption – dispels a few myths around renewables and makes a nonsense of the proposed National Energy Guarantee.

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Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

Know your NEM: Why AEMC needs a fresh view of policy mess

AEMC chief John Pierce has had a long run, perhaps long enough. And why sale of Loy Yang B is good for competition.

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The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

Our modelling shows renewable energy can help hit Australia’s emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 effectively for free.

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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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Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

I hate to break the news, but north Queensland will not be getting a new coal fired power station if the LNP are elected on Saturday.