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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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5 quick fixes for Turnbull and Frydenberg to change energy debate

5 quick fixes for Turnbull and Frydenberg to change energy debate

A series of 28 consecutive News Polls show the Coalition is trailing Labor. So perhaps it’s time to dump the right wing policies on energy and climate Turnbull promised to cherish, and set a new path. Here are some quick and easy fixes, offered free, and without retainer.

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Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

The Tesla big battery storage array in South Australia signals a major pivot point for Australia’s energy future, but the response of conservatives shows they are not having a bar of it, and their renewable energy target remains 100 per cent ignorance.

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Malcolm Turnbull's Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s bizarre energy policy campaign against renewables – and in favour of coal – has reached Trumpian levels of false claims, fake news, paranoia and misleading comments. Is there any hope it will change course?

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"Clean coal" most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

“Clean coal” most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

BNEF report latest to debunk Coalition clean coal plans, finding it to be super expensive, and not very clean (unless you add CCS, and then its ultra-super expensive). As for Turnbull’s argument that our grid needs more baseload…

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Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

Can Malcolm Turnbull do climate and energy policy now?

The re-elected Coalition government has the opportunity to revamp its policies on climate change, but will Malcolm Turnbull have the appetite and internal authority to tackle the challenge?

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Will Turnbull's Coalition stand up to Australia's energy oligopoly?

Will Turnbull’s Coalition stand up to Australia’s energy oligopoly?

The era of cheap fossil fuel power in Australia is dead and buried. And unless the Coalition has the stomach to take on Australia’s energy oligopoly, the country’s chances of having a cheap renewable energy system will also be diminished.

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Will Australia's Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

Will Australia’s Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?

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Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

It is possible to announce good policy that is also popular. Unfortunately, this is not the road the Coalition is currently taking with renewables policy.

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Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Renewables industry hits out at Coalition green cities policy, to be funded using another $100m of CEFC money.

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Jobs and growth! ...but not in renewables in Australia

Jobs and growth! …but not in renewables in Australia

TAI report says renewables jobs and growth would continue to stagnate under a re-elected Coalition, and could even decline after 2020.