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Category: Energy Markets

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Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

Know your NEM: Liddell plans could be washed away by Snowy 2.0

AGL’s plans for Liddell are vague and lacking, most likely because the company is waiting to see what the Coalition aims to do with Snowy Hydro.

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Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

Climate change starts to take its toll on housing market

New research shows a sharp, and rising, difference in the value of property likely to be affected by climate change impacts such as rising sea levels.

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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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Energy Efficiency market report - the big rally continues

Energy Efficiency market report – the big rally continues

Price jump in the VEEC market across the last 5 months has been massive, with speculation and then confirmation scheme administrator will reduce the attractiveness of some commercial lighting products.

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The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

The insanity of burning coal for power as solar costs plunge to 1c/kWh by 2020

Burning coal to generate electricity in era of solar at 1c/kWh makes as about as much economic sense as “burning dollar notes”, says leading researcher Martin Green.

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Will the NEG alone really lead to low prices and high reliabilty?

Will the NEG alone really lead to low prices and high reliabilty?

Modelling presented by Energy Security Board in favour of the NEG looks, kindly put, implausible. The old aphorism is that if it looks long it probably is. So why are we building policy around it?

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Get ready for a summer of spite over energy supplies

Get ready for a summer of spite over energy supplies

AEMO turns to demand management and its emergency reserve due to problems in gas supply in Victoria last week, and the absence of a major coal unit. This came as conservatives continue to belittle the Tesla big battery and say they hope for a widespread blackout over summer.

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Essential drops plan to increase bills, despite court victory

Essential drops plan to increase bills, despite court victory

Essential Energy decides not introduce power price rises for its more than 800,000 rural customers, after winning a two-year battle to be allowed to do just that.

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Australia's biggest merchant solar farm inks deal with Western Power

Australia’s biggest merchant solar farm inks deal with Western Power

Sun Brilliance Power will sell the electricity from its 128MW “merchant” solar farm to the WA grid, after signing deals with Western Power.

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Wind power prices have plummeted again in Germany

Wind power prices have plummeted again in Germany

The predicted price of onshore wind in Germany is now half the EU’s projections for 2030, following an auction in Germany this week.

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Tesla big battery is great news, but can it make money?

Tesla big battery is great news, but can it make money?

ARENA says battery storage will struggle to make ends meet because of undeveloped nature of some key markets in Australia.