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Category: South Australian Government

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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South Australia urged to re-think household battery storage

South Australia urged to re-think household battery storage

Plans for sonnen manufacturing base in South Australia at stake as new state government urged to rethink support for household battery storage.

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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

Energy Security Board makes big concessions on NEG

ESB makes major concessions, dropping push for physical contracts on emissions, and a “light touch” reliability obligation. However, major policy issues are addressed in separate government document that even the ESB had not seen.

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ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says won’t be bullied into accepting “any old” NEG

ACT says it won’t be bullied on the NEG by Coalition. “We need to get a good outcome, not just any old outcome,” it says – just as the Coalition’s hard right warns against any slippage in the NEG’s proposed stifling of renewables.

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How does Marshall battery plan stack up with Tesla-Weatherill plan?

How does Marshall battery plan stack up with Tesla-Weatherill plan?

How do the competing battery storage rollouts compare? Is the Marshall plan better than the Tesla proposal embraced by Weatherill?

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Marshall feels blow-back as Tesla battery comments hit raw nerve

Marshall feels blow-back as Tesla battery comments hit raw nerve

New premier Steve Marshall is feeling the heat for placing the future of Tesla’s battery plans in doubt. Maybe now he will go the whole hog and target nearly 100,000 homes with storage.

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AEMO shatters some Marshall myths about South Australia energy

AEMO shatters some Marshall myths about South Australia energy

Assumptions that South Australia’s wholesale electricity prices are higher than other states, and that it relies more on imports, are not true.

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Speed of Australia's energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Speed of Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Election of Steve Marshall – and expectation he will be a vassal of Coalition in Canberra – likely to do more damage to country’s renewable energy transition than that of his state. Jay Weatherill will be missed, but he leaves SA with huge momentum.

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Marshall's first promise as SA premier: Kill Tesla battery plan

Marshall’s first promise as SA premier: Kill Tesla battery plan

New SA Premier Steven Marshall vows to scrap Tesla’s plans for world’s biggest virtual power plant targeting low income households, in favour of a $100 million subsidy for those homes already with solar.