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Category: Energy Markets

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Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC's Q&A – again

Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC’s Q&A – again

The Coalition and IPA tag-team were at it again against renewables on Q&A. It’s disappointing enough that the country’s federal energy minister should have such a blind spot on new technology, but it appears to be a party-wide phenomenon. At least Catweazle was funny.

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Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Analysts say Telstra may spend $20 billion to enter Australia’s energy markets as it looks to boost earnings and take on the incumbent utilities. Some smaller retailers have shown the path forward.

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Infigen turns to corporate market for wind and solar

Infigen turns to corporate market for wind and solar

Infigen Energy to shift focus to “C&I gen-tailer,” as more Australian businesses seek to control their energy costs.

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Know your NEM: NEG still a poor mechanism, conjured in haste

Know your NEM: NEG still a poor mechanism, conjured in haste

NEG still looks like a poorly thought out policy; rooftop solar delivers for Queensland; and Infigen’s nosebleed debt financing fee.

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A market no more? Why two state governments rebelled against NEM

A market no more? Why two state governments rebelled against NEM

Premiers and senior Ministers in two of the six states in the National Electricity Market are now actively campaigning against market outcomes.

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed.

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IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss the importance of solar, although it does suggest that Australia waste more money on CCS.

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Origin Energy: How to manage its exit from coal

Origin Energy: How to manage its exit from coal

Origin is earning itself the right to grow by performing better, but the trick will be to sell the interest in APLNG in the next few years, and to replace Eraring with competitive dispatchable renewable generation.

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If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

If any institution needs to go, it should be AEMC, not AEMO

The problem in Australia’s energy market is that – uniquely in the world – we have separate rule making and operating statutory bodies. Only one of them is based in reality.

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Which retailers will (and won't) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

Which retailers will (and won’t) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

With a Wednesday deadline, things are getting tight for power companies to purchase and surrender enough LGCs to meet their liability. Has ERM got its act together?