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Today's Age reports Victoria’s Big Battery will get the go ahead after the federal government's clean energy finance corporation agreed to lend $160 million for French energy giant Neoen's massive storage project near Geelong… The Herald Sun also covers the story.

Feb 26 2021
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Today’s Nine Group papers report compulsory new technical standards will apply to future sales of rooftop solar panels.

ABC News says an analysis of Australia's energy market has found a number of coal-fired power stations could be financially unviable by 2025 ... the Newcastle Herald also covers the story. Both reports quote AEC Chief Executive Sarah McNamara.

Feb 25 2021
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In today's Australian Financial Review, Spark Infrastructure chief executive Rick Francis said the company's partly owned TransGrid was exploring alternative financing for the proposed $2.4 billion interconnector between South Australia and NSW after a draft decision rejected a request to change project rules.

Feb 24 2021
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According to today's Australian Financial Review distrust and division within the Coalition over climate change is behind an ongoing delay to pass legislation that would broaden the remit of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to include gas.

Feb 23 2021
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The West Australian reports  regional communities would own a slice of renewable projects in their towns under a proposal from Indi MP Helen Haines who is expected to introduce a bill to parliament which sets up the Australian Local Power Agency.

Feb 22 2021
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Today's Age reports on the blackouts in Texas that have left millions of people without power for days in freezing temperatures. The grid operator, ERCOT said renewable energy sources partially failed but thermal sources such as coal, gas and nuclear energy lost almost twice as much power during the snowstorm.

Feb 19 2021
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There is a new push for a nuclear energy industry from some coalition MPs, according to today's Australian, which reports five Nationals Senators will move an amendment which would allow the CEFC to invest in ­nuclear generators, high-energy, low-emissions, coal-fired power stations and carbon ­capture and storage technology.

Feb 18 2021
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Today's Sydney Morning Herald reports the Berejiklian government wants to amend the management plan of the Kosciuszko National Park to permit new electricity transmission lines to be built. The changes would override the 2006 management plan that specifically barred any additional overhead telecommunication and transmission lines from being built in the park.

Feb 17 2021
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Today’s Nine group papers report that east-coast gas producers are charging local customers higher prices than overseas buyers according to a new report from the ACCC to be released today ... Mark Ludlow writes that the ACCC report shows that Australia will face an east coast gas shortage unless decisive action is taken to bring forward new projects over the next two years.

Feb 16 2021
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According to today’s Australian Financial Review, AGL Energy and Energy Australia plans for new gas-fired power stations in NSW were put on hold after the release of the NSW government’s energy infrastructure road map. Angela Macdonald-Smith writes that Australia's transforming electricity market is "raising questions" about the integrated supply structure underpinning the country's biggest electricity and gas suppliers.

Feb 15 2021
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