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Category: Australian Federal Government

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Zibelman on changing energy market: "Get used to it"

Zibelman on changing energy market: “Get used to it”

Zibelman says critics need to get used to the fact that the energy market is changing, and it was underscored by AGL that said coal “is well and truly beaten out” by wind and solar.

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SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta solar tower

SolarReserve may add 70MW solar farm to Port Augusta solar tower

SolarReserve may add up to 70MW of solar PV to world-leading solar tower and storage project to boost output at peak times and reduce purchases from grid.

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Turnbull's election budget dumps on climate and renewables

Turnbull’s election budget dumps on climate and renewables

Turnbull government finds $15 billion in short term tax handouts, and $140 billion in long term tax promises for the better off – but nothing on climate and renewables. Meanwhile, Australia misses out on global renewable jobs boom.

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The remarkable assumptions that will shape Australia's future grid

The remarkable assumptions that will shape Australia’s future grid

AEMO’s modelling of the future grid influenced by more dramatic falls in solar and battery storage costs, big uptake of rooftop solar, electric vehicles, batteries and virtual power plants – and a question-mark over coal.

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Australia's "hidden" carbon price - it's trading at nearly $18

Australia’s “hidden” carbon price – it’s trading at nearly $18

It’s time to take a closer look at current and forecast price for carbon offsets in the Australian market. The outcome may surprise.

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Will Australia turn to EVs to address poor fuel security, or ignore them?

Will Australia turn to EVs to address poor fuel security, or ignore them?

Long-awaited review of precarious transport fuel security released by federal government – but are EVs being taken into account?

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Pilbara renewables hub adds 3GW wind and solar to $20bn plan

Pilbara renewables hub adds 3GW wind and solar to $20bn plan

Plans for huge renewable energy hub in Pilbara expanded to 9GW of wind and solar, producing as much as planned by Australia’s renewable energy target. Hydrogen storage has also been added to the $20 billion project menu.

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Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Macron’s dressing down of Malcolm Turnbull on his lack of leadership on climate change underlines a disturbing point: Turnbull may not deny the science of climate change, but he does deny the need to act now, and the economic benefits of embracing renewables.

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Jaguar warns Australia it trailing badly on electric vehicles

Jaguar warns Australia it trailing badly on electric vehicles

Jaguar Land Rover calls on Turnbull government to provide “unified and clear road ahead” to drive EV uptake, or risk another energy crisis.

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Frydenberg digs in: 45% emissions target "reckless," "extreme"

Frydenberg digs in: 45% emissions target “reckless,” “extreme”

Frydenberg says Labor’s emissions reduction target of 45% is “recklessly high,” and at “extremes of the debate.” He must have missed Macron’s speech.

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Gupta signs up solar farm to power Victoria steelworks

Gupta signs up solar farm to power Victoria steelworks

Sanjeev Gupta signs contract with Neoen to use new solar farm to power Laverton steel mill in Victoria and slash costs. Turnbull and Macron were on hand to witness signing, and the promise of a cheaper energy future via renewables.