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Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game
Energy
Tuesday January 30 2018

Victoria Heat Blackouts Spark Blame Game

Rain may be soaking Victoria but the legacy of the state's hot spell continues, as politicians squabble over who is to blame for tens of thousands...

US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers
Energy
Friday January 26 2018

US Solar Panel Tariff Angers Installers

US President Donald Trump has signed into law a steep tariff on imported solar panels, a move billed as a way to protect American jobs but...

Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety
Buildings
Monday December 11 2017

Aussie Households Must Take Heed of Electrical Safety

It was the type of callout emergency service personnel dread.

Light Pollution on the Rise
Environment
Tuesday November 28 2017

Light Pollution on the Rise

The world is getting brighter, but US scientists say that may not be a good thing.

Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy
Energy
Tuesday September 26 2017

Study Urges Large Investment in Renewable Energy

Australia will need up to three-quarters of its electricity coming from renewables by 2030 if it is to cut emissions in the cheapest way under a...

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On
Energy
Thursday September 7 2017

More Power Needed to Keep Summer Lights On

Consumers will have to pay for generators to be kept on stand-by to fill shortfalls in electricity during summer peaks or face the prospect of blackouts.

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts
Energy
Wednesday September 6 2017

SA, Victoria Risk Summer Blackouts

South Australians and Victorians face the risk of four-hour blackouts over summer unless governments follow through on plans for new battery storage and diesel generators.

Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open
Energy
Wednesday September 6 2017

Fed’s In Talks to Keep Coal Generator Open

The federal government is talking to the owners of a NSW coal-fired power station about how it can convince them to keep it open beyond...

Commercial Building Operating Costs Soar Well Above Inflation
Commercial
Wednesday August 23 2017

Commercial Building Operating Costs Soar Well Above Inflation

Soaring costs associated with council rates, electricity and insurance are driving increases in commercial building operating costs which far exceed the rate of general inflation, the...

Energy
Apr 9 2019
Electric Cars May Lower Power Bills: Study

Electricity costs could go down and the power grid may become more stable if there's a mass uptake of electric cars under a policy put forward...

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Apr 4 2019
Ausgrid Worker Electrocuted in Sydney

An Ausgrid worker has died after being electrocuted in Sydney's Lower North Shore.

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Energy
Apr 2 2019
Power Stations Allowed to Pollute: Expert

Australia is letting power stations get away with emitting high levels of toxic pollution that countries like India and Bangladesh are actively working to reduce because...

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Energy
Feb 12 2019
Renewables Not Responsible for Outages, Grattan Says

Blaming renewable energy for failures of the reliability of Australia's electricity supply is wrong and dangerous, a new report says. 

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Energy
Feb 6 2019
NSW 'Suffered 27 Power Plant Breakdowns'

Gas and coal-fired power stations in NSW broke down more than two dozen times last year - including one that is only 10 years old.

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Energy
Feb 1 2019
Plans for 66 Power Stations Seek Govt Cash

The federal government has received 66 submissions from power generators looking for taxpayer money to underwrite new investments.

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Energy
Jan 31 2019
Energy sector bands together for customers

Australia's biggest electricity companies are vowing to put customers and affordability back at the centre of their thinking with a new energy charter.

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Energy
Jan 29 2019
Fallen Powerlines Trap Sydney Residents

Dozens of Sydneysiders who were trapped for hours in their homes by 500 metres of fallen high-voltage powerlines have been told it is safe to leave.

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Energy
27 Sep, 2018
Scam Warning for Victorian Solar Scheme

Scammers have tried to cash in on the Victorian government's $1.3 billion solar power subsidy scheme.

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