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Category: Australian Federal Government

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How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

Alan Jones and Josh Frydenberg traded barbs on radio on Thursday. And beneath the bravado was an insight into how far to the right the debate around Australia’s climate and energy politics has shifted.

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Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani’s vain hope global coal market will save Carmichael mine

Adani pins hopes for beleaguered Carmichael coal mine on the Asia–Pacific market. But the Australian government’s own resources forecaster is less confident.

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Australia's biggest wind farm project lands connection deal

Australia’s biggest wind farm project lands connection deal

Goldwind signs deal for $140m of new network infrastructure to service what will be Australia’s largest, and lowest cost, wind farm.

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ACT brings forward zero emissions target to 2045

ACT brings forward zero emissions target to 2045

ACT government brings forward its zero emissions target to 2045, turning its focus to transport and gas, and laying down the gauntlet for other states and the federal government to follow.

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EV range anxiety - is Big Oil ready for the "volt-age"

EV range anxiety – is Big Oil ready for the “volt-age”

Electric Vehicles will help lessen Australia’s dependence of fossil fuel imports, and provide cheaper and cleaner transport. But is the oil industry ready for this? Apparently not.

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Corporations to lead charge into wind, solar and storage

Nearly half Australian businesses considering wind, solar and storage, and one-third of them will make it major source of power. Could business take over from governments to lead push into renewables?

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Energy Regulator to put networks under the microscope

Energy Regulator to put networks under the microscope

An investigation into whether electricity networks and regulated gas pipelines are gouging consumers to cover their corporate tax liabilities will be carried out the Australian Energy Regulator.

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The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

Energy markets are now showing negligible value for renewable energy certificates within 2 years. It gives lie to the nonsense and scare campaigns about the “crippling” cost of wind and solar.

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Australia emissions rise for 3rd year in row, despite fall in electricity

Australia emissions rise for 3rd year in row, despite fall in electricity

Australia emissions rise for 3rd year, with electricity the only sector to show a fall, thanks to a policy mechanism the government tried to kill.

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Frydenberg says NEG is "best chance" for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG is “best chance” for coal generation

Frydenberg says NEG offers “best chance” for coal, says rapid decarbonisation would cause “lights to go out”, and resumes attack on AGL and Labor’s renewables target.

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Trimmed CEFC budget signals end of renewables boom

Trimmed CEFC budget signals end of renewables boom

Modest CEFC budget drawdown – after a stellar 2017/18 – is yet another sign that the investment boom in large scale wind and solar is coming to an end.