Liddell’s closure is an historic moment in the Australian energy landscape. Now, let’s get to net-zero.
Software billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes failed to take over AGL, but he has succeeded in getting a friendlier board of directors.
Privatising electricity assets was thought to be good for taxpayers. But it has made the transition to renewables much harder.
Loy Yang A power station burns brown coal – an inefficient source of electricity that doesn’t stand a chance competing against renewables.
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Australia exports most of its coal and gas, and prices have skyrocketed. We could be facing a winter of pain for gas users.
AGL’s Loy Yang Power station.
Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes has compared his consortium’s takeover bid for AGL to playing chess. So what moves should we expect next?
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The plan would address failures in the National Electricity Market, and would see a more orderly transformation process from coal to clean energy.
Businesses have long been a big part of the climate problem. They shouldn’t scale back environmental initiatives when it all feels too hard.
To let others decide how our money will be used is an abrogation of responsibility.
Three decades of behavioural experiments show consumers given too many choices are more likely to make a bad or no choice.
Energy companies and other retailers bamboozle us with options to increase their profits. Here’s how the behavioural phenomenon of choice overload works.
The Loy Yang station will be the site of a new hydrogen fuel project.
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AGL has announced plans to use coal to make hydrogen fuel at its Loy Yang A station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley. Wait, isn’t coal made of carbon, not hydrogen? Yes, but here’s how the process works.
Turnbull and his ministers confronted the bad poll day head on.
With the fateful 30th Newspoll finally out there, the government on Monday descended into an orgy of destructive self-indulgence.
AGL has promised to replace the power generated by Liddell with a mix of other sources.
Government pressure on AGL to keep its Liddell power plant open past 2022 ignores the sensible, cost-effective plan to replace it.
Politics podcast: Tim Nelson on what to do with Liddell
AGL chief economist Tim Nelson says preserving the Liddell power station may not be the best solution.
Michelle Grattan speaks to Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg accused AGL of wanting to have its cake and eat it too.
If anyone thinks the government isn’t behaving in a extraordinary manner in its onslaught against AGL over the future of the Liddell power station, just consider what the Coalition would say if a Labor…
Politics podcast: Mark Butler on energy uncertainty
Opposition climate change and energy spokesman Mark Butler has written about the toxic divisions on energy policy in a recent book.
AGL boss Andy Vesey spent 90 minutes with Malcolm Turnbull, Josh Frydenberg and Barnaby Joyce on Monday.
The government’s public pressure on AGL is based on a report warning there will be a substantial electricity shortfall over coming years.
Companies like Tesla, with batteries and electric cars, are disrupting traditional energy companies in Australia.
Energy companies shouldn’t rely on government regulation to protect them from the growing disruption from renewables and increased consumer control.