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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports Bruce Mountain, Victoria University The International Energy Agency (IEA) may be underestimating Australian household energy...

Energy prices are high because consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy prices are high because consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure Bruce Mountain, Victoria University The preliminary report on energy prices released last week by...

Fixing NBN requires tougher rules and stronger watchdog, parliamentary report finds

Fixing NBN requires tougher rules and stronger watchdog, parliamentary report finds By James Oaten A federal parliamentary report has called for an overhaul of how NBN...

Queenslands Snowy 2.0 pumped hydro

Australia's largest pumped hydro storage project has taken a step forward, increasing its storage potential to 2000 megawatts hours. Genex Power has completed a technical...

Like it or not, you’re getting the NBN, so what are your rights when...

Like it or not, you're getting the NBN, so what are your rights when buying internet services? Jeannie Marie Paterson, University of Melbourne Complaints about the...

Will the National Energy Guarantee hit pause on renewables?

Will the National Energy Guarantee hit pause on renewables? Frank Jotzo, Australian National University and Salim Mazouz, Australian National University The federal government’s new National Energy...

Shambolic energy guarantee policy snatches defeat from the jaws of victory

Earlier this week the government, on the Electricity Security Board's advice, decided a policy that will substantially tear up our electricity market. AEMO CEO Audrey...

Australia’s $1 billion loan to Adani is ripe for a High Court challenge

Australia's $1 billion loan to Adani is ripe for a High Court challenge Brendan Gogarty, University of Tasmania Indian mining giant Adani’s proposal to build Australia’s...

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn’t change the economics of coal

Adani gives itself the green light, but that doesn't change the economics of coal Is it nearly the end of the road for coal? Samantha Hepburn,...

Why is The Conversation still pursuing the Adani Carmichael Mine?

Why are we still pursuing the Adani Carmichael mine? Michael West, University of Sydney Why, if Adani’s gigantic Carmichael coal project is so on-the-nose for the...