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At the end of 2017, Australia is starting to (slowly) address our energy problems. But it's also clear the federal government has abdicated leadership and responsibility.
Yes, but who’s directing energy policy?
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We have learned a lot in the year since South Australia's lights went out, and have made some useful early reforms. But the energy sector and politicians need to chart a much steadier course in future.
Sections of pipes are lined up ready for use in the construction of a coal seam gas pipeline.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has blamed gas exports for rising energy costs, breaking with a party room determined to find renewables guilty.
Josh Frydenberg, Scott Morrison and Malcolm Turnbull at a press conference announcing the possibility of a serious gas shortfall.
Two reports have highlighted the risk of severe gas shortages in the eastern Australian market, prompting calls for the federal government to restrict exports.
Making the electricity market more transparent could lower costs.
We don't know whether electricity generators are bidding in "good faith" because they are providing data in a form that defies analysis.
There are many viable options for Australia’s energy future.
The energy market operator has warned of possible future electricity shortages – but only if everything stays frozen as it is now.
One big mess: the market has failed to deliver on cheap, reliable energy.
The energy market operator has released a report on the state of Australia's electricity system. It couldn't be blunter if it tried: the market has failed.
Eclipses are fun, but no one wants to be left in the dark by a blackout.
The solar eclipse offered electricity network operators a "live drill" in how to cope with fluctuating output from renewable energy. They passed with flying colours.