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Wetherill calls out “right-wing f…wit” critics

Wetherill calls out “right-wing f…wit” critics

South Australian Premier and renewable energy champion Jay Wetherill has gone on the attack again, describing critics of his state’s power outages as “right-wing f..kwits”. The Pr ...

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Joyce turns sod at solar farm, talks up “clean” coal

Joyce turns sod at solar farm, talks up “clean” coal

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce turned the first sod at a new solar farm and visited a major wind project this week, days after saying the Government needed to build a new "cl ...

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Finkel Report. Can it end “energy wars?”

Finkel Report. Can it end “energy wars?”

The once unlikely prospect of a bipartisan national energy policy is on the agenda as the Federal and State Governments wait to receive full details of the energy blueprint report ...

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AEMO blames software for SA crisis

AEMO blames software for SA crisis

A software setting for wind turbines has been isolated as the factor behind the South Australian power blackout in September last year. The final report from the Australian Energy ...

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Poll shows big support for renewables, and ARENA

Poll shows big support for renewables, and ARENA

A strong majority of Australians are in favour of renewable energy and are opposed to plans for the Government to cut $1 billion in funding from the Australian Renewable Energy Ag ...

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ARENA in Turnbull’s gunsights

ARENA in Turnbull’s gunsights

The renewable energy industry is gearing up with another fight with the Coalition Government, this time over plans to slash $1.3 billion in funding from the Australian Renewable E ...

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$10b Chinese buy out of bounds

$10b Chinese buy out of bounds

Australia has risked angering Chinese investors and the Government by ruling out the $10 billion sale of NSW distributor Ausgrid to two Chinese groups. Citing the national interes ...

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New Govt love for CSIRO climate science

New Govt love for CSIRO climate science

Hobart is set to be home to a Climate Science division of the CSIRO as the Turnbull Government begins rolling back the policies of the previous Abbott Government. After 275 jobs w ...

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Coal lobby fighting back

Coal lobby fighting back

The coal lobby continues to use the so-called South Australian "energy crisis" as a lever to criticise renewable energy and talk up coal, with mining leaders saying that new "high ...

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War of words on wind after price spikes

War of words on wind after price spikes

Surging wholesale electricity prices blamed on fluctuating generation from South Australia's 700 wind turbines have prompted calls for a national inquiry into the National Energy ...

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