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Frydenberg takes the low road: It's a weak NEG or nothing

Frydenberg takes the low road: It’s a weak NEG or nothing

Frydenberg calls for an end to ideology and culture wars on energy, while presenting – with breathtaking cynicism – a policy that panders to right wing ideology and culture wars. It’s the NEG or nothing, he warns. Many might suggest that nothing is more attractive.

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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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Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Frydenberg slapped down on Twitter after ignoring coal failure

Federal energy minister gets social media slap-down after ignoring coal plant failure in Tweet about Thursday’s power price spike.

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Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

Why coal and gas plants should pay solar and storage for back-up

New report says coal plants vulnerable to failure in summer heatwaves should contract with solar and storage to provide “heat-safe” back-up. Meanwhile, Frydenberg launches Menzies report full of economic and ideological claptrap about renewables.

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"Shame on you:" Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

“Shame on you:” Frydenberg admits he doesn’t have rooftop solar

60 Minutes interview reveals Australia’s energy and environment minister has not installed rooftop solar at his family home – and why.

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.

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Frydenberg says Zibelman "doing really great job" at AEMO

Frydenberg says Zibelman “doing really great job” at AEMO

Frydenberg defends AEMO chief Audrey Zibelman from attacks by conservative commentators.

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Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Weatherill tears strips off Frydenberg for renewables "trash talk"

Weatherill tears strips off Frydenberg for renewables “trash talk”

SA premier and federal energy minister go toe to toe at battery storage trial launch, in first meeting since Coalition started bagging state’s renewable plans.

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Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg on blackouts: No mention of failing network, gas, software

Frydenberg blames blackouts on wind and solar, and attributes no blame to network faults, storms, dud software or failing gas plants.

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Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing "clean coal"

Coalition ministers seek to railroad CEFC into backing “clean coal”

Turnbull government ministers rally to support PM’s vision of clean coal power generation in Australia, – financed by the CEFC.