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Turnbull's brown coal hydrogen horror show: $500m for 3 tonnes

Turnbull’s brown coal hydrogen horror show: $500m for 3 tonnes

Turnbull hails half a billion dollar, year long project that will turn Victoria brown coal into just three tonnes of hydrogen fuel. Has the world gone completely mad?

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Frydenberg takes the low road: It's a weak NEG or nothing

Frydenberg takes the low road: It’s a weak NEG or nothing

Frydenberg calls for an end to ideology and culture wars on energy, while presenting – with breathtaking cynicism – a policy that panders to right wing ideology and culture wars. It’s the NEG or nothing, he warns. Many might suggest that nothing is more attractive.

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Why Australia's wind and solar market could grind to a halt

Why Australia’s wind and solar market could grind to a halt

Recent surge in large scale wind and solar projects will quickly come to an end – regardless of policy – because Australia’s emissions reduction targets are so weak, and because the Coalition is so determined to defend coal.

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Tesla big battery is changing the way people think about the grid

Tesla big battery is changing the way people think about the grid

Tesla big battery is causing a rethink about the way the grid is managed. It will already become a front-line defence in a new mechanism designed to prevent black-outs and load-shedding in the event of a major fault.

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Consumers are sick of Coalition's coal fantasy: They are going solar

Consumers are sick of Coalition’s coal fantasy: They are going solar

Malcolm Turnbull may have done more for renewable energy than he is given credit for. The political and policy deadlock is creating unprecedented demand for rooftop solar, destroying the business model for coal faster than the Coalition can think of ways to prop it up.

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Coalition still kidding itself about price of coal generation

Coalition still kidding itself about price of coal generation

Scott Morrisson is right to dismiss new coal generation as uneconomic, but his estimates of existing coal costs is half what NSW back coal generators charged for off-peak baseload this past winter. It is time the Coalition stopped kidding itself.

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Greens urge end to coal by 2030, as Turnbull begs AGL for crumbs

Greens urge end to coal by 2030, as Turnbull begs AGL for crumbs

Greens accept carbon price won’t happen any time soon, but call for coal and petrol cars to be phased out by 2030. Government also has intervention on its mind, and Turnbull has pleaded with AGL again to keep Liddell open, so he can keep the hard right at bay.

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Monash manifesto: Coal subsidies good, renewable targets bad

Monash manifesto: Coal subsidies good, renewable targets bad

The Monash Forum’s manifesto, reprinted in full below, can be briefly summed up as “coal subsidies good, renewable subsidies bad.” But it already has Turnbull asking how high he should jump.

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Coalition back-bench’s crazy last gasp attempt to save coal

Coalition back-bench’s crazy last gasp attempt to save coal

Monash Forum pushes for new coal fired generators, as it seeks to confirm role of National Energy Guarantee as do nothing policy. Monash Forum is said to represent more than half of Coalition backbench, which is about the same that reject climate science.

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Who is Turnbull trying to fool with the National Energy Guarantee?

Who is Turnbull trying to fool with the National Energy Guarantee?

Turnbull’s plan for the National Energy Guarantee depends on fooling three key constituents: his own party, as a leaked email reveals; the mainstream media; and the industry itself. The evidence suggests he is half way there.

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Simply Energy chooses Tesla for 8MW Adelaide virtual power plant

Simply Energy chooses Tesla for 8MW Adelaide virtual power plant

Simply Energy chooses Tesla batteries for 8MW virtual power plant in Adelaide, now rapidly emerging as a centre for technology that adds to grid security and lowers prices for consumers. Even the Coalition is excited.