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NSW gives green light to a green hydrogen future

The NSW government will incentivise the production of green hydrogen as a fossil fuel replacement in a nation-leading policy that is forecast to help significantly decarbonise the economy and position the state as a global exporter of the energy source.

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TransGrid predicts early coal closures

Australia’s fleet of coal-fired power stations face early closure due to rampant growth in renewables in a fast-paced move that piles pressure on achieving an orderly transition to clean energy, a blueprint by transmission giant TransGrid shows.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s clean energy export plan

Scott Morrison is preparing an integrated climate change plan to more swiftly transition Australia’s energy exports from fossil fuels towards new low emissions technologies and cleaner energy sources to avoid the nation being left behind as the world moves towards a net zero future.

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Star of the South’s giant wind farm to power 20pc of Victoria

The developers of the $10bn Star of the South wind farm off Victoria’s Gippsland coast plan to supply 20 per cent of the state’s electricity needs once the giant Yallourn coal plant closes, providing a major source of renewable energy as the grid moves away from coal.

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Renewable energy domination on the way: AEMO

An ambitious plan to have Australia’s entire power grid run from renewables for short bursts remains on track, with solar energy continuing to eat into the dominance of coal, the Australian Energy Market Operator says.

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Snowy Hydro wants transmission fast-tracked

Snowy Hydro has called for transmission to be fast-tracked to ensure generation from its Snowy 2.0 expansion can supply the power market and says finetuning the ¬details of a proposed payment mechanism being used to extend the life of coal and gas generators will be critical to its success.

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PowAR targets backed-up renewables after $3bn Tilt deal

The AGL Energy-backed Powering Australian Renewables consortium will offer “firmed” clean energy supplies to industrial customers after completing its $3bn Tilt Renewables takeover even as the group warned that controversial energy reforms may derail investment in the sector.

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Manufacturers raise the alarm over gas price surge

Manufacturers are sounding the alarm as east coast gas prices surge to levels not seen since 2016, thanks to cold winter weather and gas having to be diverted to generate electricity after the breakdown of coal-fired generators.

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Regulator puts power, gas suppliers on notice

The Australian Energy Regulator has put both traditional electricity and gas suppliers and renewables generators on notice that they are risking heavy penalties for actions that risk undermining the stability of the fast-transitioning energy sector.

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Callide outage feeds 60pc power price surge

Last month’s explosion at Queensland’s Callide power station and gains in gas prices have given a huge boost to depressed wholesale power prices and fuelled suspicions among some industrial users that generators are taking advantage to reap super profits.

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Angus Taylor signals end to ad hoc energy intervention

The Morrison government has promised an end to ad hoc energy market intervention in a bid to spur investment in on-demand generation amid a plan by pipeline giant Jemena to pursue a renewable gas target to boost the use of fuels including hydrogen.

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Queensland hit by huge power outage

Queensland has been hit by a huge power outage with some 375,000 customers impacted from the Gold Coast to Caboolture north of Brisbane, and multiple coal power units said to be offline.

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