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Category: Coal

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30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it's not just politics

30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it’s not just politics

The Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee is not a policy at all, just the idea of one. And attractive as it may be on a notional level, it is a long way short of being “workable” or even remotely effective. Here are 30 reasons why it should be approached with caution.

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BNEF says NEG could deliver 42% renewables by 2030, same as Finkel

BNEF says NEG could deliver 42% renewables by 2030, same as Finkel

BNEF say new Coalition plan could see 42% renewables by 2030, the same as Finkel. But rooftop solar will account for most new installations, and large-scale wind and solar could be sidelined by coal extensions. Still, BNEF describe it as innovative and elegant.

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Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

IEA says coal will be used to provide access to electricity to just 16% of those without electricity now, while renewables will account for at least 60%.

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Graph of the Day: What we need, what we're getting

Graph of the Day: What we need, what we’re getting

How Turnbull’s National Energy Target will be worse for the renewable energy sector than no policy at all.

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Coalition’s energy policy hinges on tricky wordplay about coal’s role

Coalition’s energy policy hinges on tricky wordplay about coal’s role

The new policy could end up feeding demand for coal.

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Why Turnbull's plan could be disaster for renewables, climate, prices

Why Turnbull’s plan could be disaster for renewables, climate, prices

NEG appears to be the most ill-considered, poorly detailed and potentially useless policy that anyone can remember, and a disaster for renewable energy, climate targets and consumer prices. It appears to be the work of Australia’s so-called “energy mafia”, hungry to retain power of incumbent oligopoly.

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States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull's NEG

States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull’s NEG

States stunned by lack of detail in new energy policy. In a testy phone hook-up they were told all the government had was a press release and an eight-page letter.

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Origin backs NEG, even though it fails to match climate target

Origin backs NEG, even though it fails to match climate target

Origin Energy’s newly released decarbonisation plan shows the gen-tailer is taking climate change rather more seriously than the Coalition.

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The NEG: A carbon price by any other name

The NEG: A carbon price by any other name

Assuming it is implemented, the Turnbull government’s National Energy Guarantee will in effect establish a de facto price on carbon emissions from the power sector.

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China dances the seven veils of decarbonization

China dances the seven veils of decarbonization

China’s decarbonization boat stayed in harbour this year but the winds of change continue to blow.

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Why coal fired power stations don't work so well when they are old

Why coal fired power stations don’t work so well when they are old

Given the safety risks and a huge number of other problems that need to be repaired and managed, it is no wonder that AGL is keen to shut down Liddell.