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Enough energy to cover Hazelwood: PM - The West Australian


The West Australian

Enough energy to cover Hazelwood: PM
The West Australian
Tony Abbott says the last thing Australia should be doing is closing a utility that supports base load power. Until cost effective and reliable alternative energy supplies, such as pumped hydro were assured, closing Hazelwood was an avoidable folly, Mr ...
Govt won't step in to save Hazelwood: PM9news.com.au
Malcolm Turnbull rejects Tony Abbott's call for subsidy to keep Hazelwood openThe Sydney Morning Herald
Tony Abbott: Hazelwood Power Station should stay openHerald Sun
MacroBusiness (blog) -The Advertiser
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Jay Weatherill and Tom Koutsantonis appear to differ over alternative energy security solution - The Advertiser


The Advertiser

Jay Weatherill and Tom Koutsantonis appear to differ over alternative energy security solution
The Advertiser
Malcolm Turnbull labelled the Premier's verbal assault on Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg “completely over the top” after last week casting doubt over the SA leader's state of mind. “The Labor Party in South Australia has now got to the point ...
Energy crisis puts the wind up Jay WeatherillThe Australian
Weatherill turns his energy attack on the mediaInDaily
Policy to blame for energy job losses: SA9news.com.au
Yahoo7 News -International Business Times AU
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Rooftop Solar Australia's Largest Renewable Energy Employer - Energy Matters


Energy Matters

Rooftop Solar Australia's Largest Renewable Energy Employer
Energy Matters
A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows the equivalent of 5,570 workers were directly employed full-time in the nation's rooftop solar sector in 2015/16. While the bigger picture wasn't an entirely happy one, our solar industry is ...

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Renewable energy sector employment falls, ABS figures say - The Australian


The Australian

Renewable energy sector employment falls, ABS figures say
The Australian
The fall continued a decline in renewable energy employment since 2011-12. The figures come after the federal government this week expressed support for a proposal to invest in battery storage technology in South Australia, and announced a $2 billion ...
Jobs in Australia's renewables sector plunge to record lowSBS
EARTH FIRST: Congress of renewable energy ideas from across the globeCentral Western Daily
How an Indigenous renewable energy alliance aims to cut power costs and disadvantageThe Guardian
CIO Australia
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SA to build Australia's largest battery to store renewable energy and $360m gas-fired power plant - Yahoo7 News


Yahoo7 News

SA to build Australia's largest battery to store renewable energy and $360m gas-fired power plant
Yahoo7 News
South Australia's premier Jay Weatherill announced on Tuesday the government's plan to build, own and operate the plant which will cost $360 million. He said it was part of a plan to spend $550 million to take control of the state energy market. Jay ...
Mixed reviews over SA power planSky News Australia
Renewables the key in South Australia's energy planRenewEconomy
SA's $550m energy interventionThe Australian
The Sydney Morning Herald -NEWS.com.au -9news.com.au
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Renewable energy target set to push price of power even higher - The Australian


The Australian

Renewable energy target set to push price of power even higher
The Australian
In a submission to the review of the national electricity market by Chief Scientist Alan Finkel, the Australian Energy Market Commission also suggested that subsidies such as the RET and policy uncertainty could erode investor confidence — threatening ...
Energy crisis: Wholesale power prices have doubled since the carbon tax was axedThe Sydney Morning Herald

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Denmark's Soren Hermansen says renewable energy is stable - NEWS.com.au


NEWS.com.au

Denmark's Soren Hermansen says renewable energy is stable
NEWS.com.au
While underground cabling would be very expensive to implement in Australia, taking out the storm factor, Mr Hermansen said Denmark's system showed it was possible to successfully integrate renewable energy into the electricity network and create a ...

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Renewable energy target explained - ABC Online


ABC Online

Renewable energy target explained
ABC Online
It's a legislated target designed to ensure Australia uses more renewable energy and, in the process, reduces its emissions. The aim is for 23.5 per cent of Australia's energy (the equivalent of 33,000 gigawatt hours) to come from clean sources such as ...
Energy retailers prefer fines to creditsThe Australian

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