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Letter to the editor: Consumers pay price for the wind rush

ERIC Director Steve Wright responds to claims about the state of the National Electricity Market.

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Practical national approach needed to avoid energy crisis

The Northern Territory Government and the Australian Energy Council are the latest authorities to call for a rethink on moves in some States to quickly pull away from conventional energy generation, in favor of wind and solar power.

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Opinion: the other impacts of high power pricing

The renewable energy industry’s continuing denial over its starring role in South Australia’s energy crisis is one thing, if the only victim is a displaced coal-fired generator.

Alas, this is not the case.

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Renewables rush comes home to roost

A series of unfortunate events collided in the southern states this week, driving South Australia’s energy market to the brink, with business and industrial users threatening mass shutdowns due to skyrocketing power prices and potential power shortages.

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Letter to the Editor: wind powerless to stop price spikes

ERIC Director Steve Wright’s view on some of the underlying issues driving electricity price shocks, as published in a letter to the Australian Financial Review.

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Opinion: gas to the rescue in South Australia

In this opinion piece, ERIC Director Steve Wright spells out the need to secure additional gas resources in NSW to support residential, business and industrial gas users.

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Voters near gas projects reject activist anti-gas mantra

If Malcolm Turnbull’s Government is to be returned, following Saturday’s very close federal election, then regional seats will have played a big part in his success.

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SA initiative to separate fossil fuel facts from fiction

The South Australian Government has a strong record of providing factual, easy to understand information about resource development. It is now going further, establishing a new working group, in an apparent effort to address some of the misleading information at large in the SA community and to ensure all stakeholders have an opportunity for feedback to Government.

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Gas leakage claims have no empirical basis

Fairfax Sunday papers last weekend rightly identified natural gas as a “cleaner than coal” transition fuel (for electricity , heating, cooking and transport) as we head to a future of more solar and wind power.