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Category: Energy Markets

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Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

The future will not only be electric, but green electric, and the transition will happen a lot quicker than most people think.

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Reliability guarantee? It now exists in name only

Reliability guarantee? It now exists in name only

Energy Security Board has finally got smart about reliability, and dumped plans promised to conservatives that would try and turn wind and solar plants into “base-load” generators. This is a huge development, and a victory for smart economics, and engineering.

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Know your NEM: Expect price hikes from the NEG

Know your NEM: Expect price hikes from the NEG

The redesigned NEG is likely to cause electricity prices to rise before they fall.

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NSW faces biggest problems on energy, yet it does the least

NSW faces biggest problems on energy, yet it does the least

NSW has raised $38 billion from energy asset sales, yet has reinvested not a single dollar – despite facing the fact that most of its coal fired power stations will close in the next 14 years.

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‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

New research by a group at UNSW shows that it is theoretically possible for Australia to move to a renewable energy future without blowing its share of the carbon budget.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Victoria renewables auction attracts 3,500MW of bids, as state warns on NEG

Victoria renewables auction attracts 3,500MW of bids, as state warns on NEG

Victoria says its renewables auction six-times over-subscribed, and warns it won’t accept NEG in current form.

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Poverty of vision is holding back Australia's energy transition

Poverty of vision is holding back Australia’s energy transition

There is broad and consistent support for renewable energy both globally and in Australia, but our policies need to wake up to 21st Century.

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New target equates to 1140MW of rooftop solar PV in 2018

New target equates to 1140MW of rooftop solar PV in 2018

New target equates to an effective level of rooftop solar PV installations of 1140MW in 2018 plus approximately 67,000 solar hot water systems.

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Renewable Energy Market Report – all eyes on rooftop solar

Renewable Energy Market Report – all eyes on rooftop solar

LGC market endured a mundane March, but the small-scale market was abuzz with activity and speculation surrounding the target for 2018.

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Will battery storage kill "duck curve" market for gas generators?

Will battery storage kill “duck curve” market for gas generators?

Australia’s big retailers are planning major investments in gas generation. But California illustrates how that market has been shuttered by battery storage.