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Historic new deal puts emissions reduction at the heart of Australia’s energy sector

Image: Shutterstock Australia’s energy ministers last Friday voted to make emissions reduction a key national energy goal, in a major step forward in the clean energy...

The national electricity market is a failed 1990s experiment. It’s time the grid returned to public hands

Image: Dean Lewins/AAP A crisis, as the saying has it, combines danger and opportunity. The dangers of the current electricity crisis are obvious. The opportunity it presents...

What’s a grid, anyway? Making sense of the complex beast that is Australia’s electricity network

Image: Shutterstock News about the energy crisis engulfing Australia’s east coast seems inescapable. Terms such as “grid”, the “National Electricity Market” and “transmission” are being...

Now they want to charge households for exporting solar electricity to the grid — it’ll send the system backwards

 Picture: Shuttlestock It’s come to this. The Australian Energy Markets Commission has produced a draft decision that will make households and small business with solar panels pay...

Energy giants want to thwart reforms that would help renewables and lower power bills

Image: Darren England/AAP Australia’s energy market is outdated. It doesn’t encourage competition and that’s holding back the transition to renewable energy. Important reforms to modernise the market...

Australia’s energy woes will not be solved by reinforcing a monopoly

Australia’s energy market has a logjam, Sean Davis/Flickr The possibility of blackouts affecting half of Victoria has attracted plenty of attention to a document...