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Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victoria’s blackouts on Sunday had nothing to do with any crisis of energy supply – coal, renewable or otherwise. But why let the truth get in the way of a good smear campaign?

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NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of "system black"

NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of “system black”

NSW grid at risk of blackout from soaring temperatures – despite, and possibly because of, the state relies on coal generation more than any other grid in the world.

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Coal-reliant NSW faces rolling blackouts as accusations fly in South Australia

Coal-reliant NSW faces rolling blackouts as accusations fly in South Australia

Coal-dependent NSW faces rolling blackouts on Friday as temperatures soar to 45C, after similar problems in renewable-rich South Australia. But the biggest problem is that we get dumb politics, and a dumb grid because of it.

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AEMO's defence of "we didn't know" underscores case for change

AEMO’s defence of “we didn’t know” underscores case for change

AEMO’s latest report reinforces Alan Finkel’s assessment that Australia’s grid is not fit for 21st century, and needs rapid change. Its chairman compares fossil fuel plants to petrol cars, and struggles to accept the pace of technology change. You won’t find a fuel cap on an electric car.

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Blackout reality check: Coal and extra link may not have changed anything

Blackout reality check: Coal and extra link may not have changed anything

Critics of renewables don’t understand that a coal-fired power station and even extra link through NSW may not have avoided the SA blackout.

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South Australian blackout: renewables aren't a threat to energy security, they're the future

South Australian blackout: renewables aren’t a threat to energy security, they’re the future

Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg have emphasised the importance of energy security following SA blackout. But do these politicians really know what energy security means in a modern energy landscape?

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Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Ideology rules as Coalition, One Nation and Xenophon use South Australia blackout as an excuse to launch new attack on wind and solar. Turnbull and Frydenberg repeat call for Labor states to cancel “unrealistic” renewable targets.

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What caused South Australia's state-wide blackout?

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

Power is gradually returning to South Australia after wild storms blew across the state last night. So, what did cause South Australia’s blackout?

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How the South Australia blackout occurred: what the data tells us

How the South Australia blackout occurred: what the data tells us

When catastrophic failures occur, people quickly demand explanations and start to point fingers. Sometimes it’s best to check the data.

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Is ABC’s Chris Uhlmann the new face of the anti-wind lobby?

Is ABC’s Chris Uhlmann the new face of the anti-wind lobby?

A predictable reaction to blackout in South Australia was that wind energy would be blamed. Who expected the ABC to lead that charge?