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Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12

Cash payments from Australian taxpayers were included as part of the¬†carbon tax¬†introduced by the Australia Government in 2012. The following cash payments were made during the period 2001-2012: Generator name Recipient Cash payment Augusta Power Stations Flinders Operating Services Pty Ltd $59,482,064.73 Loy Yang Power Station Great Energy Alliance Corp. Pty Ltd $240,116,761.67 Energy Brix… Continue reading Cash payments to Australian coal generators 2011-12

Water conservation

Water is a scarce resource in Australia. There are good opportunities for conserving our water and using it more efficiently in both rural and residential areas. This article provides some links on water-related topics. See also

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Multi-Party Climate Change Committee

The Multi-Party Climate Change Committee was established on 27 September 2010 to help build consensus on how Australia will tackle Climate Change. The Committee will explore options for the introduction of a carbon price. It will report to Cabinet, through the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, Greg Combet, with a range of possible… Continue reading Multi-Party Climate Change Committee

Smart networks

Smart Networks, Smart Grid and Intelligent Utility Networks are all these terms that describe an environment where computer-based electronics called ‘digital technologies’ are incorporated into utility networks to achieve substantial increases in customer service and network reliability, while catering for present and future environmental and sustainability initiatives (like distributed renewable energy resources such as wind power and solar power).… Continue reading Smart networks

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Mandatory Renewable Energy Target

A Mandatory Renewable Energy Target (MRET) is a government legislated requirement on electricity retailers to source specific proportions of total electricity sales from renewable energy sources according to a fixed timeframe. The additional cost is distributed across most customers by increases in other tariffs. The cost of this measure is therefore not funded by government budgets, except… Continue reading Mandatory Renewable Energy Target