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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
Sep 27 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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Energy
Sep 18 2018
Greens $9 Billion Energy Wish for Victoria

Victoria will be totally reliant on renewable energy by 2030 under a $9 billion plan released by the Greens, if the party wields any power after...

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Energy
Sep 18 2018
Victorian Energy Regulator Warns AGL

Victoria's largest energy supplier AGL risks losing its licence to sell power in the state after the energy regulator issued a warning over the company's failure...

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Energy
Sep 14 2018
Lowest Cost for Solar Panels in Aus: Study

Australia has the lowest cost for solar panels in the world, a new study on growing demand for renewable energy has found.

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Energy
Sep 14 2018
Energy Backflip Won't Hurt Power Bills: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison claims electricity prices will not go up, despite killing off his government's power bill-busting energy plan.

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Energy
Sep 12 2018
Palaszczuk Rejects Palmer's Power Station

Annastacia Palaszczuk says Queensland doesn't need Clive Palmer's proposed new coal-fired power station.

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Energy
Sep 7 2018
Electricity Bill Bonus a Bandaid: Minister

Energy Minister Angus Taylor has derided a canned coalition government plan to help cut power bills for Australians as a $1.6 billion bandaid fix.

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Energy
Aug 31 2018
Enviro Groups Slam Vic Libs' Energy Plan

Victorian environment groups say a Liberal election pledge for $50 million-plus renewable energy projects to use 75 per cent local materials is putting the horse before...

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Energy
Aug 22 2018
Businesses Mourns 'Death' of Energy Policy

Australia's business community is furious the National Energy Guarantee has been effectively dumped, along with a pledge to legislate a cut to emissions in the electricity...

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