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Tag: "National Electricity Market"

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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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Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Rule changes proposed by AEMO in response to the grid’s rapid transition to renewables have sparked vigorous debate about what precautions are necessary, and what are just “gold plating” generation assets.

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Know your NEM: Why a business customer might buy a battery

Know your NEM: Why a business customer might buy a battery

Fascinating insight into electricity bills for business, and why they should, or shouldn’t buy a battery. Meanwhile, futures price fell across the board.

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For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

AEMO says reserve mechanism that ensured lights stayed on last summer cost just $6 per customer, and praises role of newly deployed technologies such as batteries and demand response.

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NEG modelling assumes electricity to deliver just 5% of emission cuts

NEG modelling assumes electricity to deliver just 5% of emission cuts

Given the electricity sector accounts for around one-third of national emissions, it must be asked why the government is only seeking to achieve 5% of the required abatement from the NEM.

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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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Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania’s Liberal government flags plan to quit NEM, as bipartisan Parliamentary report concludes electricity market is broken, needs rebuilding.

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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Energy regulator smashes illusion of "cheap" coal power in NSW

Energy regulator smashes illusion of “cheap” coal power in NSW

AER report absolves big generators of predatory bidding during demand peaks, but they hardly need to: The cost of “baseload” coal supply in NSW has jumped so high that there is no such thing as “cheap” coal generation.

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It's economics, stupid! Days of "baseload only" power over

It’s economics, stupid! Days of “baseload only” power over

RepuTex report affirms renewables a ‘lay down misere’ to out-compete, and replace, traditional fossil-fuel sources in Australia.

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Energy Locals calls out 'gen-tailers' for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals calls out ‘gen-tailers’ for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals becomes second market player in week to hit out at fossil fuel generators for “deliberately” driving up electricity bills.