Energy

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Air flows, draught sealing and double glazing: how homeowners can retrofit houses for warmth
Methods of keeping living spaces warm range from cheap gap-sealing to expensive double-glazing, but the first step is to find and see the problem

Christopher Knaus

02, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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As Labor enacts its emissions reduction target, will the climate truce survive? | Katharine Murphy
War can easily resume once the honeymoon ends and Chris Bowen begins turning election promises into regulations

Katharine Murphy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Shop around, switch things off and seal the gaps: a renter’s guide to energy efficiency
For renters, who can’t make big changes such as solar installations, there are still lots of ways to reduce your energy bill and stay warm

Caitlin Cassidy

01, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Nation records 33 Covid deaths as Victoria reports fifth monkeypox case – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

01, Jul, 2022 @7:39 AM

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Victoria to demand governments set completion dates for energy transmission projects
State energy minister, Lily D’Ambrosio, says investors need confidence electricity grid will be ready for renewables

Peter Hannam

30, Jun, 2022 @10:33 AM

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Nation records 60 Covid deaths as SA reports first monkeypox case – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

30, Jun, 2022 @7:59 AM

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Net zero nuance: commentary on decarbonising the grid misses the mark on batteries and nuclear | Temperature Check
One claim from the past week is based on a nuclear plant that hasn’t been built and another confuses the role of battery storage

Graham Readfearn

30, Jun, 2022 @1:16 AM

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What Australia’s power grid urgently needs for ‘once-in-a-century transformation’ away from fossil fuels
Most likely scenario to reach net zero by 2050 projects all coal-fired power plants exit by 2043, according to market operator

Peter Hannam

29, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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PM meets British counterpart at Nato summit – as it happened
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Elias Visontay, Mostafa Rachwani and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

29, Jun, 2022 @8:23 AM

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Paying coal and gas plants to supply back-up energy a ‘retrograde step’, Clean Energy Council says
‘It’s the wrong policy debate at the wrong time,’ industry says of capacity mechanism

Peter Hannam

27, Jun, 2022 @10:15 PM

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Australian voters have sent Peter Dutton a clear message; he would be silly to miss the cue | Katharine Murphy
Dutton’s choice to continue a policy of wrecking in energy highlights the challenge Albanese has in seeking to end the destructive decade

Katharine Murphy

24, Jun, 2022 @10:04 PM

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Capacity mechanism, FCAS, load shedding: how much have you learned from Australia’s energy crisis? Take our quiz
Think you know the difference between your NEM and your elbow? Take our quiz to find out if you’re a watt or a megawatt

Graham Readfearn

24, Jun, 2022 @8:00 PM

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