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$250 billion replacement bill for power: AGL

$250 billion replacement bill for power: AGL

Power generator AGL estimates that the cost of replacing Australia's ageing power generation fleet in the coming decade will come at around $250 billion. AGL, which has plans to e ...

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Victorian supply at risk this summer, says AEMO

Victorian supply at risk this summer, says AEMO

Victoria has more than a 40 percent likelihood of a shortfall in energy supply in the coming summer, significantly higher than that of South Australia, according to the Australian ...

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New index says renewables power 70pc of homes

New index says renewables power 70pc of homes

A new renewable energy index says that renewables generated enough power in 2016/7 to power 7.1 million Australian homes, around 70 percent of the total. The Renewable Energy Inde ...

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States lead renewable charge while Canberra argues

States lead renewable charge while Canberra argues

Australia's states and territories are driving the uptake of renewable energy and are filling a policy vaccum left by Commonwealth inaction, according to the Climate Council. The ...

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Victoria ups the ante with VRET

Victoria ups the ante with VRET

Victoria's announcement of a legislated Renewable Energy Target to be met with $1.5 billion in wind and solar projects has set a new pace for the development of renewable energy, ...

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AMEO talks tough with retailers

AMEO talks tough with retailers

The new chief of the Australian Energy Market Operator, Audrey Zibelman, has said energy retailers will face more regulation if they can not demonstrate how they will reduce price ...

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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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