Energy and economics: @albericie Vs @chriskkenny Twitter battle – @Qldaah #auspol






After Emma Alberici questioned Malcolm Turnbull’s commitment to liberalism, Chris Kenny lept to the defence of the PM. So we now have a Liberal PM who's whacking a tax on banks, interfering in energy mkt & now using taxpayer $ to prop up commercial media 🤔 — Emma Alberici (@albericie) September 13, 2017 The green left […]






SA gas generators game energy market for $40–60m windfall profit says @takvera #renewables






Renewables generation in South Australia has been under heat in some sections of the media (See Judith Sloan Energy price reveals folly of renewables in The Australian) for a spike in wholesale energy prices in June 2016, but a new detailed academic analysis reveals the spike in wholesale prices was due to high gas prices […]






Battle of #coal vs #renewables in northern Queensland writes @takvera






In the 2015 Australian budget $5 billion was put aside for a northern development fund. Prime Minister Tony Abbott called on Business leaders in Queensland’s north to develop a plan for a power station that could be considered for funding under this new fund. The Federal Government would like to see something like a proposal […]






Victorian Energy Minister challenges @TonyAbbottMHR on #RET – @takvera






On Thursday Victorian Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio told the Federal Government that Victoria wants to establish it’s own Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) and to get out of the way and clear the federal legislative path to do so. In 2009 the States and Territories negotiated the closure of their own state based RET schemes […]






Tesla Battery launch a revolutionary #energy solution for #climate says @takvera






In a remarkable 20 minute presentation on Thursday night, Elon Musk, the billionaire founder of Paypal and Tesla Motors, launched a scalable battery storage system aimed at multiple markets: from personal home use, small business to utility scale electricity storage. It is the missing jigsaw piece to the solar and renewables revolution already under way […]






#EnergyEfficiency Opportunities program repealed: @takvera comments






ON Thursday last week, Labor Party Senators lined up with the government, Palmer United Party and crossbench independent senators to repeal the large-scale Energy Efficiency Opportunities (EEO) program set up with bipartisan support in 2006 under the Howard Government. In a division in the Senate of 55 votes to 10, only the Greens senators opposed the […]