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The AFR reports household electricity use jumped last year due to COVID-19 restrictions. While the Australian reports people with rooftop solar systems saved nearly a third on their electricity costs last year compared to those without rooftop systems, with the ACCC hopeful a jump in power bills will be reversed this year, as suppliers pass through lower wholesale prices to customers.

Jun 25 2021
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A government proposal to allow ARENA to fund carbon capture and storage has been “sunk” reports the Australian. While in the AFR Phillip Coorey reports the Federal Government will try again to expand the remit of ARENA.

Jun 24 2021
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Energy News Brief 23 June 2021

According to the Australian Financial Review, the AER has advised traditional electricity and gas suppliers, and renewables generators, that they risk penalties for actions that may undermine the stability of the transitioning energy sector.

Jun 23 2021
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The Australian Financial Review has reported the Federal Government has blocked one of the country’s flagship green energy export projects due to a “clearly unacceptable” impact on the environment, triggering fresh accusations it is obstructing the transition to clean energy.

Jun 22 2021
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The Australian reports EnergyAustralia has raised concerns over the lack of back-up power in the electricity system, saying reliability will face new threats as incidents including its own Yallourn coal plant emergency and Queensland's Callide explosion cut baseload supplies in the grid.

Jun 21 2021
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The Australian Financial Review reports the Victorian Government has declared an ‘‘energy emergency'' to allow EnergyAustralia to quickly divert the flooded Morwell River away from the Yallourn coal mine and power station. The Australian reports thousands of Victorians will be without electricity for weeks in the wake of devastating storms.

Jun 18 2021
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According to the Australian, Scott Morrison “took every opportunity” at the world leaders' G7 meeting to defend Australia's climate change policy. While in News Corp papers Alan Jones comments that the Prime Minister will have to decide where he stands on climate change.

Jun 17 2021
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Nine News reports thousands of people in Victoria are still waiting for their power to be reconnected after wild storms battered the state ... While a new poll conducted by Nine newspapers reveals a majority of Australians want the federal government to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 but do not want a carbon price.

Jun 16 2021
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The politics of energy will rear its head this week when Labor moves motions seeking to overthrow regulations that have enabled two clean energy bodies to fund the development of low-emission technologies beyond wind and solar, the Australian Financial Review has reported.

Jun 15 2021
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The Courier Mail reports Queensland’s public owned power generators will increase investment in renewable energy and create green manufacturing jobs under a multibillion-dollar plan to cut emissions and lower electricity prices. Nine newspapers report Alinta Energy has implored the federal government to step in as the lender of last resort to the industry; the Australian Financial Review also covers the story.

Jun 11 2021
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The Australian Financial Review reports Shell has signalled it has not abandoned the option of using gas from the Scarborough field or onshore gas from WA ... According to Nine newspapers, while global oil production is likely to gradually decline, Shell holds a brighter outlook for its LNG.

Jun 10 2021
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Today's Canberra Times reports that EvoEnergy has warned Canberra households connected to the territory's gas network that don't transition to the electricity grid, may be hit with higher bills in coming years.

Jun 09 2021
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The Australian also reports the electricity link between South Australia and NSW will go ahead - with promises of cheaper power and a renewable-energy boom - after approval from ElectraNet.

Jun 08 2021
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The AFR reports the explosion at Queensland’s Callide power station and gains in gas prices have given a boost to depressed wholesale power prices, the Australian Financial Review has reported.

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Jun 07 2021
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Today's West Australian says "pressure is mounting" on the McGowan Government to open up the electricity market to make prices more competitive. While according to the Australian, Climate Change Authority chairman Grant King has backed calls for Australia to consider nuclear power in its future energy mix.

Jun 04 2021
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In today’s Australian Financial Review, Mark Ludlow looks at the events that led to the Callide C power station outage… While News Corp reports that Callide C would undergo a transformation into a big battery under a proposal put forward by the Greens.

Jun 03 2021
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According to the Australian Financial Review, AGL has told retail shareholders the proposed split of the business will be structured as a full demerger to two companies, both with "compelling growth". While the Australian reports Origin Energy has warned of a potentially "messy" energy transition.

Jun 02 2021
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The Australian writes TransGrid has approved the EnergyConnect transmission project to be built between South Australia and New South Wales, despite concerns over difficulties sealing long-term financing.

 

Jun 01 2021
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The Australian writes Australia's carbon emissions fell to their lowest level, down 5 per cent on the previous year, according to new government data that shows the impact of COVID-19.

May 31 2021
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Today’s Australian Financial Review writes workplace, health and safety officers are exploring the malfunction of a turbine and a hydrogen leak as the potential cause of a string of explosions and a fire at Callide C power station in Central Queensland that caused a state-wide blackout.

May 28 2021
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