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Market Insight residential electricity price series

Market Insight residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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Powershop, Diamond lead "new breed" of people-focused power retailers

Powershop, Diamond lead “new breed” of people-focused power retailers

Upstart electricity retailers Powershop and Diamond Energy again win 5-star rankings in independent Green Energy Guide. AGL, meanwhile, earned itself an elephant stamp.

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South Australia pays the price of big system peaks

South Australia pays the price of big system peaks

More than one-third of SA wholesale electricity costs over summer came from price spikes in less than 1% of the time. They pushed overall costs up by 50%.

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The myth about South Australia's high electricity prices

The myth about South Australia’s high electricity prices

The myth that SA renewables are responsible for their high electricity prices keeps on keeping on. So here’s another reason why it should be debunked.

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How do you solve a problem like fixed charges?

How do you solve a problem like fixed charges?

Everyone hates the fixed charges on their electricity bills, so why do they keep going up? Is it because retailers take us for mugs?

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Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC's Q&A – again

Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC’s Q&A – again

The Coalition and IPA tag-team were at it again against renewables on Q&A. It’s disappointing enough that the country’s federal energy minister should have such a blind spot on new technology, but it appears to be a party-wide phenomenon. At least Catweazle was funny.

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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High German power prices, low monthly bills?

High German power prices, low monthly bills?

German household power bills are badly exaggerated, and the Energiewende is not causing energy poverty.

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Greens call to buy back the grid, in power play against ALP

Greens call to buy back the grid, in power play against ALP

Australian Greens call on federal Labor to take a stance on ownership of the nation’s electricity grid, after unveiling a policy proposal that would seek to return it to public hands.

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

NEG will replace electricity markets with Soviet-style state planning

The NEG is the end of the electricity market as we know it. Effectively, it puts the regulators at the centre of the industry. It is the Australian energy equivalent of “Gosplan”, the State Planning Committee.