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Category: Coal

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Smart Energy Council wages war against "anti-renewables" NEG

Smart Energy Council wages war against “anti-renewables” NEG

Smart Energy Council promises “ruthless campaign” to fight Malcolm Turnbull’s NEG, which he says is “a lesson in how to do over the renewables industry while having acolytes fawn over the process.”

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

The NEG seeks to obscure the most valuable information obtained from a market – the price of emissions. Needless complexity and cost arises.

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

The Coalition has been an inexhaustible source of confident declarations that renewable energy faced serious, immediate limitations in scale and cost. Let’s fact-check that.

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Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

Explainer: These six metals are key to a low-carbon future

The deployment of renewables and electric vehicles is expected to skyrocket as the world strives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Coalition squibs on emissions in new energy policy paper

Coalition squibs on emissions in new energy policy paper

Coalition refuses to budge on emissions targets for NEG, despite considerable shift on technical details of emissions and reliability obligations from Energy Security Board.

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Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

ESB makes major concessions, dropping push for physical contracts on emissions, and a “light touch” reliability obligation. However, major policy issues are addressed in separate government document that even the ESB had not seen.

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BHP gives World Coal Association the cold shoulder – but it's no climate saint

BHP gives World Coal Association the cold shoulder – but it’s no climate saint

BHP axes membership with global coal lobby group, citing “material difference” over its climate advocacy. But is this hypocrisy?

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Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

Acciona wins tender for 300MW solar farm in Queensland coal country

Acciona wins contract to develop, finance, construct and operate $500m 300MW Aldoga solar farm in Gladstone, one of Queensland’s coal centres.