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Energy Networks Australia’s Acting CEO Tamatha Smith writes in The Australian about the benefits of properly managing the EV revolution.

Jul 05 2022
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The Australian Financial Review has reported Victoria's plan to wean households off gas will drive up use of coal-fired power, and prematurely disincentivises pipeline investment that could ultimately deliver zero-emissions hydrogen and biomethane, say experts.

Jul 04 2022
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The ABC reports more than $12bn of investment in new transmission lines should begin "as urgently as possible" to ensure electricity supply is secure in the coming decade, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

Jun 30 2022
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Power generators are devising a plan to raise price caps in the national electricity system to avoid a repeat of the market suspension and ease an ongoing energy crisis, according to the Australian.

Jun 27 2022
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Today's Australian Financial Review reports an increased cushion of generation reserves across the eastern states has built confidence that AEMO will end the suspension of the market. While the Australian reports the AER, in a compliance update, said there was a need to provide “high quality and timely information” to AEMO amid the ongoing threat of a supply gap.

Jun 24 2022
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Today’s Australian reports the lockdown of the national electricity market could be lifted as soon as Friday morning through a staged approach ... The Australian Financial Review says AEMO will closely watch electricity generators as it prepares to end the suspension. It quotes AEC chief executive Sarah McNamara who said, "importantly, the market will restart without the administered price cap in place."

Jun 23 2022
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Today's Age and Sydney Morning Herald report that the shutdown of the east coast electricity market could be lifted tonight … the Australian also follows the story.

Jun 22 2022
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The Australian writes the Energy Security Board has rejected demands for the fossil fuels to be cut from its draft capacity mechanism, saying it was essential coal and gas plants did not exit the power grid before replacement renewables and storage generation were in place.

Jun 20 2022
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The Australian writes households in NSW were asked to cut their power use for a third consecutive night, as regulators were forced to seize control of the entire electricity market for the first time. It reports the Australian Energy Council’s Chief Executive, Sarah McNamara, said it was a radical step, reflective of the extreme market conditions.

Jun 16 2022
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The Australian Financial Review reports Queensland and NSW face possible blackouts today after a cold snap pushed winter power demand to a record and prompted regulators to impose price controls on the states' soaring wholesale electricity prices for the first time.

Jun 14 2022
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The Australian Financial Review reports Federal Energy Minister Chris Bowen is forging ahead with a plan to pay baseload energy providers to maintain extra capacity to fill periodic shortfalls in supply, as one of several measures aimed at fixing the reliability of the crisis-ridden energy system.

Jun 08 2022
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The Australian Financial Review reports the Albanese Government has appealed to the ACCC for help with spiralling energy prices, as state ministers played down expectations of any immediate relief ahead of an emergency meeting tomorrow.

Jun 07 2022
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The Australian Financial Review reports Resources Minister Madeleine King flagged an overhaul to the so-called gas ‘‘trigger'', which could make it easier to use and shift the focus from supply to price, but stressed it was not a panacea to the energy price crisis.

Jun 06 2022
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The Age reports report a cold snap on the east coast and a shortage of coal at the nation's largest power station are threatening to deepen the worst energy crisis for Australia in decades, sparking calls from manufacturers and consumer groups for the Albanese government to intervene to curb spiralling power bills.

Jun 02 2022
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The Australian reports AGL Energy, faces mounting pressure to close its coal plants sooner to accelerate a move to green power.

May 31 2022
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The Australian writes AGL Energy will drop long-running plans to demerge its coal-focused generation business, and is considering a strategic review of its operations instead.

May 30 2022
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ABC News reports power prices will rise by up to 18.3 per cent as the energy watchdog seeks to pass on soaring production costs to consumers. In an interview with the ABC, Australian Energy Council boss, Sarah McNamara said while customers can expect to see higher prices coming through, it shows the importance of customers ensuring they are on the cheapest deal available for their circumstances.

May 27 2022
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The AFR reports the Australian Energy Regulator is preparing to allow retailers to pass on the costs of surging wholesale power prices to consumers in the 2022-23 Default Market Offer being announced today.

May 26 2022
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The Advertiser reports South Australian families face at least a $50 increase in their annual power bill from July. The tariffs households pay are expected to rise at least 10 per cent when the AER reveals Default Market Offers for 2022-23 on Thursday.

May 25 2022
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In the AFR today, Labor's likely minister for climate, Chris Bowen, has slapped down Greens demands for a more aggressive decarbonisation pathway that would derail new mega fossil fuel investments such as Woodside's $16.5 billion Scarborough gas project off Western Australia...

May 24 2022
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