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Tag: "Gas"

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How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

How a hidden fossil fuel subsidy is costing homeowners thousands

Did you know most states’ building codes force people to connect a new house to the gas network? The question is – why?

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Record renewables roll-out eases gas crisis, says AEMO

Record renewables roll-out eases gas crisis, says AEMO

AEMO says record rollout of wind and solar has eased the dependence on gas, freeing up more supplies and reducing prices.

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What’s happened to South Australia’s biggest and most modern gas generators?

What’s happened to South Australia’s biggest and most modern gas generators?

The biggest and most modern gas generation units in South Australia have been out of action for the past month.

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Solar plus storage spells doom for gas peakers

Solar plus storage spells doom for gas peakers

Renewables paired with storage could see gas peakers become a rarity, only selectively and sparingly used in systems with challenging limitations or localised constraints.

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ACT to trial first "gas free" suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

ACT to trial first “gas free” suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

A new housing development in the ACT will trial a gas-free residential precinct initially incorporating 350 homes.

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Solar and wind could deliver zero carbon gas grid by 2050

Solar and wind could deliver zero carbon gas grid by 2050

Report says Australia’s current gas network could – and should – be decarbonised by 2050, through combination of renewables generated hydrogen fuel, biogas, and CCS.

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ACCC sets bar on ground for gas industry to jump over

ACCC sets bar on ground for gas industry to jump over

As Australia’s competition regulator and national consumer law champion, it beggars belief that the ACCC continues to pander to the gas cartel.

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Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Not long ago, energy market modellers thought we’d be building gas turbines everywhere to hit our emissions targets. How quickly things change.

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Origin and Santos: Australia's bungling Gas Giants

Origin and Santos: Australia’s bungling Gas Giants

There is no easy answer to Australia’s gas shortfall and high prices – and certainly not Turnbull’s Venezuala-style solution. The best bets might be gas imports, and to build more renewables …

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.