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The Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT is part of a new wave of large-scale renewable energy projects. AAP Image/Moaneng Australia

At its current rate, Australia is on track for 50% renewable electricity in 2025

Australia could be getting half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025, even without government subsidies for new wind and solar projects, according to a new analysis of energy industry trends.
Record-shattering heatwaves and exceptional wildfires have occurred throughout the northern hemisphere this summer. U.S. Department of Agriculture

Policies on petroleum and pipelines move us closer to a ‘Hothouse Canada’

The Earth is on the edge of being pushed over a planetary threshold that could lead to a "Hothouse Earth." But if we take the risks seriously there is room for a more benign future.
Ministers at the last COAG Energy Council meeting, in April 2018. Some faces have since changed, while some states have entrenched their positions. AAP Image/James Ross

What’s your state’s position at the crucial National Energy Guarantee meeting?

As energy ministers head into a crucial meeting with their federal counterpart Josh Frydenberg, our state-by-state guide compares their various stances on the future of the National Energy Guarantee.
Frydenberg said: “Never before has there been an energy policy that has attracted such broad support.” Alex Murray/AAP

Victoria says it won’t sign up to the NEG without concessions

Meanwhile, underlining that next week will see a tough internal debate, Liberal backbencher Tony Pasin has contradicted Malcolm Turnbull’s statement that the NEG had already been endorsed by the party room.
Blue-sky thinking? It’s hard to assess the evidence base for the predicted outcomes of the National Energy Guarantee. AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts

Could the NEG bring down power prices? It’s hard to be confident that it will

The final design of the National Energy Guarantee promises that the policy will drive down power prices. But there is precious little evidence for this assertion.

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