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Can energy utilities avoid same fate as telecom companies?

The fixed-line telephone business has lost nearly half its customers. What can energy utilities learn from that experience? Is there anything they can do to stop customers going solo?

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‘Another Coles and Woolies’: fears of electricity triopoly in MacGen takeover

AGL will buy Macquarie Generation for a bargain-basement price, raising fears of a lack of competition in an electricity market where prices are already heading skywards.

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David and Goliath battle over solar: why they want you on the grid

Australian households are flocking to solar, screwing up the business models of the nation’s state-owned electricity generators. Politicians have yet to come to grips with the situation.

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The Power Index: carbon cutters, Michael Fraser at #3

Michael Fraser has a dual personality: he heads up a company with a massive carbon footprint that is also heavily involved in renewable energy. So why is he walking both sides of the line — and how did this quiet company man rise to the top? Climate Spectator and Crikey investigate.

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Electricity supply: are we in for summer brownouts?

Some years ago there were dire predictions we might run out of electricity supply during heatwaves. Tony Wood from the Grattan Institute asks what happened to electricity during the last (hot) fortnight.

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Carbon price v privatisation — which is worse in the Latrobe?

A new report suggests the Latrobe Valley will fare better under a carbon price than under electricity privatisation. Not that that was how it was reported.

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What electricity will really cost under a carbon tax

Media beat-ups aside, the proportion of the carbon price that is passed onto consumers remains a great unknown. ANU’s Andrew Macintosh The Australia Institute’s Richard Denniss report.

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Wind farms, the Waubra Foundation and a post-office box

Senator John Madigan is due to call for a total moratorium on all wind farm development while the rest of the world reached a record level of output, with wind now contributing 3% of the world’s electricity generation.

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