Coal still produces most of Australia’s electricity, report finds

Original article by Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: Online : 13-Sep-19

Fossil fuels accounted for 81 per cent of Australia’s electricity generation in 2018, according to a report to be released on 13 September. The Department of Environment and Energy’s Australian Energy Update shows that coal was the dominant producer of electricity, accounting for 60 per cent of generation, and that over 75 per cent of electricity generation in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria was coal-fired. Despite the continued dominance of fossil fuels when it comes to electricity generation, Energy Minister Angus Taylor says Australia leads the world in terms of clean energy investment.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY

ALP’s $2000 handout in battery plan

Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 4 : 22-Nov-18

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will announce key details of Labor’s energy policy on 22 November. Amongst other things, Labor will provide households with annual income of less than $180,000 with a rebate of up to $2,000 to install electricity storage batteries. Labor’s aim is for one million households to have storage batteries by 2025, as part of its commitment to a 50 per cent renewable energy target. Labor will also flag plans to implement the federal government’s national energy guarantee if it wins the next election.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AUSTRALIA. CLEAN ENERGY FINANCE CORPORATION, AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION

Would you recommend your electricity provider?

Original article by Roy Morgan Research
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 9-Sep-15

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was carried out in the year to June 2015, has found that 99 per cent of Australians aged 14+ live in a household connected to electricity. However, when asked to rate the likelihood of recommending their electricity provider by choosing a number between 0 and 10 (where 0 indicates "not at all likely" and 10 denotes "extremely likely") 16 per cent of electricity customers chose 0. In contrast, just seven per cent chose 10, while 24 per cent chose 5. Meanwhile, 42 per cent of people living in households connected to Dodo Power & Gas say they would be quite likely to recommend it, ahead of TRUenergy (41 per cent) and Red Energy (39 per cent).

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ROY MORGAN RESEARCH LIMITED, DODO POWER AND GAS, TRUENERGY, RED ENERGY PTY LTD, ALINTA ENERGY (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, LUMO ENERGY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, ACTEWAGL, AGL ENERGY LIMITED – ASX AGL, ENERGYAUSTRALIA PTY LTD