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Wind farms are pushing down the price of electricity in the electricity market. Chris J Stewart, Starfish Wind Farm, Cape Jervis, South Australia.

Are wind farms messing up the electricity market?

South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Adelaide goes dark after wild storms caused the entire state’s power to fail. AAP Image/David Mariuz

What caused South Australia’s state-wide blackout?

South Australia is recovering from a state-wide blackout, and fingers are pointing at the state's renewable energy industry and climate change.
The FitzPatrick nuclear plant in Oswego, New York will receive state subsidies to continue operating through 2029. U.S. Nuclear Regulatory commission/Flickr

Nuclear power deserves a level playing field

A nuclear engineer makes the case that nuclear power plants are important resources and should receive economic rewards for providing steady supplies of carbon-free electricity.
Australia will likely have to close more coal power stations to meet climate targets. Coal power image from www.shutterstock.com

People power is the secret to reliable, clean energy

Australia's energy watchdog has warned that closing coal power stations could leave us vulnerable to supply problems. But not if we help take the pressure off the grid.
Treasurer Scott Morrison blocked the sale of the Ausgrid lease on national security grounds. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Morrison blocks Chinese bids for NSW power grid

Scott Morrison has rejected Chinese bids for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Ausgrid, the NSW electricity distribution system, for security reasons.

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