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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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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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Understanding energy blockchain: Retail, tech and hardware

Understanding energy blockchain: Retail, tech and hardware

Bockchain has promised to cut out the bloated and inefficient middleman, so it’s natural platforms would emerge targeting the retail value stream.

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Biggest winners, and biggest losers, of network monopoly game

Biggest winners, and biggest losers, of network monopoly game

For a Queensland household electricity bill with network charges of $1,000, the Queensland government profits from the networks amounts to $470.

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Why managing Australia's grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

Why managing Australia’s grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

The East Coast power system of Australia has the worst frequency regulation in the developed world, putting it at risk whenever an event occurs which requires its fossil fuel generators to respond quickly. Because they can’t.

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Gold-plating energy markets? Even incumbents not comfortable with NEG

Gold-plating energy markets? Even incumbents not comfortable with NEG

Industry warns NEG too complex, likely to boost prices, cut competition. If it won’t reduce emissions either, what exactly is the point?

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Australia's biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

Australia’s biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

South Australia’s renewables grid is often criticised for relying on “imports” from other states. But no grid relies more on imports than NSW, the grid with the highest percentage of coal generation.

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Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

The UK electricity market offers convincing evidence that capacity markets aren’t needed, and we should focus, instead, on supporting technologies – like battery storage.

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Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu capable of doubling its wind energy capacity by 2027 and increasing its solar capacity six-fold.

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Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Analysis shows renewable energy generation supplied more of Europe’s electricity than coal in 2017 for the first time ever.

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NextEra: World’s leading renewables installer powers on

NextEra: World’s leading renewables installer powers on

Best performing utility in US says it will be soon be cheaper to install new renewables than to continue operating existing coal and nuclear plants.