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The grim cost of firming up solar and wind

20 March 2024

3:30 AM

20 March 2024

3:30 AM

The ‘transition’ of the electricity supply industry has been forced by government subsidies to renewable energy generators with increased impositions on coal and gas with higher royalty charges and bans playing a secondary role. The first subsidies were introduced by John Howard in 2001 as the Mandatory Renewable Energy Target.

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