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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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Qld councils cut out of wind planning

Qld councils cut out of wind planning

The Queensland State Labor Government has released a planning code for wind farms which centralises decision making at a State level and cuts out Local Government. Deputy Premier ...

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Renewables revenue positive for ACT

Renewables revenue positive for ACT

The ACT's renewable energy policy could prove to be revenue positive for the Territory, with the movement in energy prices meaning providers could pay the Government under the con ...

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Sydney council goes for 50pc RET

Sydney council goes for 50pc RET

The City of Sydney has set a new renewable energy target of 50 percent by 2030, a move which it says will give a $10 million boost to the local renewables industry. Sydney major C ...

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