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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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Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

ESC chair says outcome of retailer switching drive has been “contrary to usual expectations” of increased market competition.

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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 stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

The stunning hypocrisy of US automakers

After the auto bailout, Ford, GM and Chrysler pledged to support stricter fuel standards. Now, they are working with President Trump to weaken those rules.

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Musk plays the vision thing, vents at myopic analysts, media

Musk plays the vision thing, vents at myopic analysts, media

The market’s obsessions with financial details, rather than the big picture, is driving Musk to distraction. And that should be a cause for concern.

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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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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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CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

Given the known failures of carbon capture and storage, investing in such technologies could amount to improper use of public funds.

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Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

The Coalition has been an inexhaustible source of confident declarations that renewable energy faced serious, immediate limitations in scale and cost. Let’s fact-check that.

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New appointments to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy agency

New appointments to the board of the Australian Renewable Energy agency

The Australian Government is pleased to announce new appointments to the Board of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

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Musk says Tesla Model 3 back on track, production set to grow "four-fold"

Musk says Tesla Model 3 back on track, production set to grow “four-fold”

Elon Musk tells interview Model 3 production has settled at 2,000 a week, should grow “three or four-fold” by Q2 2018.