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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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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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Energy admission: wind, solar to be cheapest by 2030

The Bureau of Energy Economics now says solar and wind will provide the cheapest forms of energy, shaking up the nation’s electricity grid.

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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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Sydney takes first steps to leave the grid

Sydney is taking a first step towards reducing its dependence on the electricity grid and centralised energy with the official launch of a city-wide low-carbon energy network, to be built via a series of tri-generation plants installed by Origin Energy subsidiary Cogent Energy.

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Parkinson: our cheap grid is letting us down: that’s not smart

Nothing epitomises the challenges of Australia’s future energy needs as the state of the National Electricity Market itself.

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