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Articles by David Leitch

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ISP's Devil is in the detail, but the pressure is on coal

ISP’s Devil is in the detail, but the pressure is on coal

ISP details reveal that the pressure is on coal, solar is assumed to be cheaper than wind, small solar is cheaper than big solar, and transmission for many renewable energy zones won’t be available before 2040.

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Know your NEM: New capacity casts a long shadow

Know your NEM: New capacity casts a long shadow

The pipeline of wind and solar shows 3.3GW of wind and 3.4GW of solar PV either commissioning, under construction or certain to proceed. Add to that another 3GW of rooftop solar.

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Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

The ACCC has done a good job shedding light on some of the darker places of the electricity industry. But the recommendations range from unrealistic to downright dangerous. And some run across policy work of the ESB.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for the ISP

Know your NEM: Waiting for the ISP

Still waiting on ISP and ACCC report. Meanwhile, wind and solar PV smooth out seasonal volatility.

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Know your NEM: NEG supporters talk their book, ignore climate

Know your NEM: NEG supporters talk their book, ignore climate

If the NEG had a jointly agreed emissions reduction target it would provide certainty. But it doesn’t.

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Know your NEM: Watch the ISP, not the NEG

Know your NEM: Watch the ISP, not the NEG

If the right wing has problems with the NEG, wait until they see the Integrated System Plan. Meanwhile, future prices for coal-dependent NSW now nearly as pricey as renewables-focused South Australia.

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NEG: Irrelevant at best, harmful at worst

NEG: Irrelevant at best, harmful at worst

The NEG does nothing. It won’t lower prices, it won’t reduce the large gentailer influence, it won’t bring about new investment. In short, it’s fraud as far as policy goes.

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Know your NEM week: NSW coal chaos and China's solar bombshell

Know your NEM week: NSW coal chaos and China’s solar bombshell

NSW coal closures, China’s solar bombshell, and falling lithium shares. Just another week in energy markets.

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Know your NEM: Why a business customer might buy a battery

Know your NEM: Why a business customer might buy a battery

Fascinating insight into electricity bills for business, and why they should, or shouldn’t buy a battery. Meanwhile, futures price fell across the board.

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EVs. It's on Clover Moore, Sally Capp and Graham Quirk

EVs. It’s on Clover Moore, Sally Capp and Graham Quirk

Australia’s state and federal governments could do more to boost EV uptake, but city-based policies would be far more effective.

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Know your NEM: Wind versus solar

Know your NEM: Wind versus solar

Plans for new wind and solar projects are abundant. But how many will actually go ahead? Plus: wind versus solar in the NEM.