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Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain is the latest example of governments intervening in power markets to prop up gas, coal and nuclear power, including capacity and “grid reliability” payments.

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The Turnbull-Frydenberg investment bank: Bullying, cronyism and Captain's picks

The Turnbull-Frydenberg investment bank: Bullying, cronyism and Captain’s picks

Despite Finkel, despite our COP 21 obligations, Turnbull does nothing. No electricity policy, no vehicle emission standards, no policy in other areas of the economy. Worst of all, the Liddell negotiations are a gross misuse of the AEMO reports for political purposes.

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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Republican Congressman named to head NASA had demanded Obama apologize for funding climate change research.

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Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Buried in his grid study is how electric cars and smart control systems will enable deep penetration of solar and wind energy

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Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

Trump thinks clean coal is when workers mine coal and actually ‘clean it’

In the real world, clean coal remains a fantasy, but in Trump world you can mine it, and then the workers “clean” it.

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Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

Nuclear and coal lobbies threaten to scupper renewables in South Africa

South African power utility Eskom recently repeated that it will not conclude supply contracts with developers of new renewable energy power stations.

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The death of “alternative energy”

The death of “alternative energy”

Once, alternative energy meant “clean coal” and “fracking.” Today, renewables have left those “alternatives” for dead, and not even Trump can save them.

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COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

COAG: Can democracy weed out climate deniers?

Turnbull’s recent use of the word “delusional” reminds us that climate denial is still alive and kicking in mainstream Australian politics.

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Power plays: time to think about buying back the grid

Power plays: time to think about buying back the grid

Electricity is just a symptom of the perils of populous governments. The only solution is to nationalise the lot.

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Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

The energy crisis solution must provide complementary emphasis on driving down consumption, not just on providing more generation.

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Trump’s argument for quitting Paris deal contains multi-trillion dollar math error

Trump’s argument for quitting Paris deal contains multi-trillion dollar math error

The economic study Trump uses to justify the US leaving the Paris climate accord fails to factor in one massive cost: human-caused climate change.