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Tag: "National Energy Guarantee"

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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.

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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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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull's climate policy is still a sham

Whichever way you cut it, Turnbull’s climate policy is still a sham

Alan Jones says Craig Kelly should be energy minister. In effect, he already is, because the Coalition’s woeful policy is a craven attempt to pacify the right wing. Despite the NEG, or maybe because of it, a bipartisan approach to energy and climate is as elusive as ever.

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Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Signs that federal Labor could “accommodate” the proposed National Energy Guarantee, on the basis that weak emissions targets could be improved later, should be treated with caution.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Speed of Australia's energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Speed of Australia’s energy transition hostage to Marshall law

Election of Steve Marshall – and expectation he will be a vassal of Coalition in Canberra – likely to do more damage to country’s renewable energy transition than that of his state. Jay Weatherill will be missed, but he leaves SA with huge momentum.

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Journey to zero emissions electricity: What happens when sun don't shine, wind don't blow?

Journey to zero emissions electricity: What happens when sun don’t shine, wind don’t blow?

In part two of three-part series, we consider the question of firming variable renewable generation.

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Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

Journey to zero emissions electricity: BAU could deliver more than NEG

First of three-part series examining the evolution of Australia’s electricity system to 2050, and the role of policy-makers along the way.

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Biggest joke about NEG? It addresses just minutes of outages

Biggest joke about NEG? It addresses just minutes of outages

Updated: Much-hyped National Energy Guarantee will address problems that cause just a minute or two of outages a year, and is “pointless” on emissions. Coalition urged instead to aim for 70% renewables.

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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?