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Jan. 25, 2019

Victoria should set an example on climate change

The Victorian government has grand plans to "lead the charge against climate change" in Australia, and the case for decisive action could not be stronger.
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Jan. 25, 2019

Mining sector pushes for nuclear option to lowering Australia’s energy costs and emissions

The mining sector has called for nuclear options with hopes a high-level review could end a ban on the prohibited energy source.
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Jan. 25, 2019

Labor predicts next resource boom with $1 billion hydrogen pledge

Australia would become a major global player in clean hydrogen production and create up to 16,000 new jobs in a Labor plan aimed firmly at voters in crucial Queensland seats ahead of the election.
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Jan. 25, 2019

AEMO warns of ‘load shedding’ as grid pushed to breaking point

The Australian Energy Market Operator warned of possible "load shedding" – mandatory power cuts – of up to 40 megawatts in each of Victoria and South Australia late on Thursday.
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Jan. 10, 2019

Origin Energy able to supply electricity three times faster

Origin Energy has lifted the speed with which it can supply electricity to the national power grid after upgrading South Australia’s Quarantine gas peaking plant to capitalise on new trading rules amid a surge in renewable energy output.
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Jan. 10, 2019

Records ‘blown away’ as rising power bill fears trigger solar PV surge

New solar energy installations tripled in capacity in 2018 in Australia, with solid growth in rooftop solar eclipsed by a massive increase in utility-sized ventures.
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Jan. 10, 2019

Renewables momentum continues, despite political chaos

The industry experienced another record-breaking year in 2018, with $20 billion invested in large-scale renewable projects and close to 1.5 GW of rooftop solar installed, taking Australia past the magic milestone of 2 million homes with rooftop solar. While the renewable energy industry still has its detractors, most notably on the right wing of the Federal Coaltion, nothing silenced the critics quite like the installation of hundreds of thousands of solar panels on Australian rooftops – or the billions of dollars of investment and tens of thousands of jobs brought to rural Australia by dozens of new wind and solar farms.
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Jan. 10, 2019

Paris Agreement to shrink economy, says US’s Brookings Institution

Australia’s economy will be among the worst affected by the Paris climate change agreement, enduring slower growth, fewer jobs and a “notable” 6 per cent slump in the exchange rate, ­according to a new analysis of the global accord.
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Jan. 10, 2019

Industry splurge leaves out gentailers

A split has emerged over energy investment, with integrated retailers stalling new generation, even as developers set the seal on a record year of new commitments.
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Dec. 20, 2018

Leading CEOs on the realities of energy policy paralysis

After another year of chaos and anarchy in the energy sector it was inevitable that a question about energy in Chanticleer's annual CEO Survey would provide plenty of insights into the risks and opportunities from continuing policy paralysis.