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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

ACCC calls for federal solar subsidy to be scrapped by 2021, in report that documents how consumers have been screwed by networks, generators and retailers. Its response: Kill rooftop solar, and get government to underwrite new projects that could include gas and coal.

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Lousy power quality? Blame the grid, not rooftop PV

Lousy power quality? Blame the grid, not rooftop PV

High voltage on local networks is frying appliances, and costing consumers billions of dollars. The media and the networks have sought to blame the issue on rooftop PV, but a new study suggests the networks are to blame.

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A brave new world of grid integrated renewables

A brave new world of grid integrated renewables

Current trends make a mockery of doubts peddled by network incumbents that fossil fuel power is the best way to assure security of electricity supply.

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Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition backtracks on Paris deal, ABC cuts corners on energy

Coalition appears to be rapidly backtracking on Paris climate treaty as ABC’s Four Corners falls into the same trap of relying too heavily on lobbyists. They interviewed the wrong people.

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Gas generators hold South Australia consumers to ransom, again

Market rules again under focus as SA generators push up prices, and regulator report documents another incidence when gas plant “failures” and rebidding pushed prices to stratospheric levels.

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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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SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SA government vows to “fight tooth and nail” against network operator as SAPN takes revenue challenge to federal court.

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Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

AEMO report into blackout suggests fall in wind output, caused by an easily fixed “self protect” mechanism, was main cause of blackout. But wind industry says catastrophic fall in voltage as transmission lines fell was biggest culprit. And everyone wonders why AEMO had no plan B.

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Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Choosing renewables means negotiating a series of technical and regulatory issues at a scale never before attempted in Australia. But if anyone can do it…

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ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ANU-based research program that aims lead the world in grid-scale battery storage innovation and integration has won $5m grant from ACT government.