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Origin announces exit from gas exploration, starting with Beetaloo Basin

Sophie Vorrath

Origin Energy says it is getting out of the gas exploration business, starting with its share in the controversial Beetaloo Basin project, as it shifts its focus to the energy transition.

St Baker and Flannery cash in on Vales Point coal plant in sale to Czechs

Giles Parkinson

Trevor St Baker and Brian Flannery sell out of Vales Point coal generator at massive profit, and new buyer shows no signs of contemplating an early closure.

Three global renewables trends to watch for – and what they mean for Australia

David Leitch

Solar is doing well – and particularly associated home battery uptake; wind power is struggling; and China is rapidly becoming the main factor limiting global decarbonisation.

Labor modeller says plan for free credits could kill integrity of Safeguard scheme

Giles Parkinson

Labor's climate modeller says proposal to award free credits to big polluters who do better than an industry average could kill integrity of Safeguard Mechanism.

AGL board clean-out continues, with new chair – and a new renewables champion

Sophie Vorrath

Australian renewables champion Miles George joins non-executive ranks of AGL Energy, as part of major overhaul of the board at the big three gen-tailer.

Wind and solar records tumble again, as coal and fossil fuels hit another low

Giles Parkinson

Updated: Wind and solar hit new record peaks in main grid, pushing coal and fossil fuels to record lows, but curtailment also hits new high in South Australia.

More solar installers caught out breaking rooftop compliance rules

Jim Regan

Seven electricians disqualified from installing rooftop solar panels in NSW after being caught out making false rebate submissions.

Safeguard Mechanism: What to make of the “industry-average” baseline scheme


Is it possible to make an industry average scheme work? Yes, with enough gaffer tape. Is it the best pathway to take? Maybe not.

Mercedes-Benz releases eVito electric van pricing and specifications

Bridie Schmidt

Mercedes-Benz launches eVito electric van in both cargo and people-mover format to meet a wide range of uses.

Tesla slashes Model 3 and Model Y wait times in China

Riz Akhtar

Tesla significantly decreases wait times on nearly all Shanghai-made models for local market. Could Australia be next?

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Eviation inks deal for 50 electric planes for Caribbean; Genesis nabs good two design awards for GV60 and GV70 SUV; How bad are carbon-belching SUVs for the climate and for our health?; and much more.

Grid Connections: Who’s going where in Australia’s energy transition

Staff Reporters

People movements at AGL Energy, WindLab, Pacific Hydro, Climate Change Authority, Squadron Energy, Climate Council, Spark, Schneider Electric, EV Council, and Sun Cable.
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