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Category: Australian Federal Government

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Two-thirds of Aussie drivers will own an EV by 2028, Jaguar says

Two-thirds of Aussie drivers will own an EV by 2028, Jaguar says

Jaguar says two thirds of Australians could own an EV within 10 years, with millennials more likely to buy one than baby boomers, and men more likely than women.

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Engie fined for being asleep as South Australia tried to avert blackout

Engie fined for being asleep as South Australia tried to avert blackout

Peaking plant in South Australia fined for not following instructions after network fault that forced BHP’s Olympic Dam to wind down production and narrowly averted wider blackouts.

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Snowy 2.0 will result in more coal power, delayed solar and other storage

Snowy 2.0 will result in more coal power, delayed solar and other storage

AEMO report confirms suspicions that the construction of proposed Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro project would result in more coal being burned for power needs, and will crowd out large scale solar and other storage projects.

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Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Why consumers should install solar, and join pressure groups

Mark Diesendorf urges those who care about climate change to go further than installing solar panels and voting and join pressure groups.

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Bad news for coal-huggers: Renewables at 50% by 2030

Bad news for coal-huggers: Renewables at 50% by 2030

King coal to rule? Murdoch media should read the AEMO report again – it suggests that even under Coalition and state policies renewables will be around 50% by 2030. And that’s without being serious about climate change.

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More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

More rooftop solar needed to reduce peaks, stabilise grid

Days after ACCC calls for rooftop solar scheme to be abolished, new report identifies why more rooftop solar should be encouraged to reduce peak demand on hot days and boost system security.

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Australia ranked worst in world on climate action

Australia ranked worst in world on climate action

Australia’s exported greenhouse emissions are higher per person than even Saudi Arabia’s.

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Australia's regulators still can't imagine a clean energy future

Australia’s regulators still can’t imagine a clean energy future

This has been the story of Australia’s energy market for more than a decade. Almost every report done by a statutory authority has refused to contemplate what a decarbonised grid might look like. Sims falls into the same trap.

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Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

The ACCC has done a good job shedding light on some of the darker places of the electricity industry. But the recommendations range from unrealistic to downright dangerous. And some run across policy work of the ESB.

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Australia could be at 86% wind and solar by 2050 – on economics only

Australia could be at 86% wind and solar by 2050 – on economics only

Australia will likely source 86% of its electricity from wind and solar by 2050, based on economics only, and regardless of climate policy. It could get there a lot quicker with emissions targets, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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If Turnbull was serious about energy prices, he'd bring Snowy Hydro to heel

If Turnbull was serious about energy prices, he’d bring Snowy Hydro to heel

If Turnbull is serious about lowering energy prices, he should bring the government-owned Snowy Hydro to heel on bidding practices, as he has praised Queensland government for doing in that state.