Energy & Natural Resources

The status quo is not good enough, but will the new national energy guarantee deliver reliability and emission reductions?

The days and weeks ahead are vital for engaging stakeholders and state governments on the national energy plan’s merits. It won’t please everyone and the detail still needs to be worked through.

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Can pumped hydro storage and solar thermal plants provide a solution to security of power supply?

Security of power supply is one of the key issues facing the Australian energy market.

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On-site renewable power generation worth exploring to reduce costs for industry 

Dmitry Danilovich explores the potential of on-site renewable power generation.

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Would a single buyer scheme help electricity consumers with more competitive pricing?

The objective of single buyer schemes is to allow customers to benefit from a competitive price for electricity without having to shop around.

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Putting power back in the hands of consumers: shifting the focus back to the user

The electricity market is increasingly geared towards providing customers with new energy services but energy affordability and continuity of supply is still a costly issue for consumers

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Finkel’s stronger governance arrangements to redefine energy institutions

While the focus from the Finkel Review has been on the Clean Energy Target and affordability, a number of other potentially fundamental changes to energy market governance arrangements have garnered less attention.

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Finkel Review: Clean Energy Target to provide policy certainty and drive investment

Australia requires continuing investment in clean energy and the Finkel Review proposes a set of recommendations capable of implementation within the next 18 months to drive it.

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Finkel Review: Customers at the heart of the energy transition but will it deliver lower prices?

The Finkel Review recognises consumers are at the heart of the transition to cleaner energy. But the question remains, will his recommendations deliver lower prices?

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Finkel resets Australia’s energy future with compelling blueprint

The Finkel Report is being lauded as a ‘once in a generation’ energy review. Let’s not waste this opportunity. This is not a report that can go on the shelf.

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Renewables not the root cause of SA blackouts but data management key to preventing another black event

When the lights went off and all power went out in South Australia on 28 September last year, public commentary was quick to blame renewables.

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Future energy policy must match customer expectations on price and security of supply

It’s been a long hot summer and the topic of energy security is front of mind for customers

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South Australia puts its cards on the energy table

The South Australian Government just announced a brave plan to take control of its energy security and reliability issues

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Is renewable energy now cheaper than coal? What might this mean for investors?

It has been another captivating week in the Australian energy markets. The closure of the Hazelwood power plant was announced, thermal coal export prices have continued to surge and there…

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