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Money Could your electricity bill get cheaper? Chief scientist to reveal energy plan for the future

08:56  09 june  2017
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Planning the future grid. December 5, 2013, CSIRO. " Electricity will not get cheaper in the coming decades, but bills can be reduced through the adoption of energy efficiency, peak demand management and on-site generation.

They could be easier and cheaper to manufacture; they could be made into ultra-thin, lightweight However, analyses performed as part of the MIT Future of Solar Energy study found that getting Unless the design of network charges is modified, the current controversy over electricity bills will

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel will today release his long awaited review of energy and climate change policy aiming to reduce pollution, cut power bills and end the bitter political fighting over the issue.

It’s understood the plan will include a clean energy target (CET) requiring retailers to buy a certain amount of their power from low emission sources, along with gas and so-called clean coal.

Coal fired power stations may escape penalty which is designed to ensure certainty for energy supply.

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“What is the point of asking the Chief Scientist of Australia to write a full report on climate change and energy , and then not follow the recommendations?” “What effect it has on electricity prices is pretty tricky to calculate,” he said. “It could lower prices but it may not. “You’ve got to keep in mind that

The [solar] cells are getting cheaper , and it's not at all clear where the bottom for that is. Do your predictions for the electricity generation mix put us on a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, as President Obama has Sustainability. The Future of Alternative Energy .

News Corp reports the plan could cut electricity bills by hundreds of dollars by 2030.

The Coalition’s Christopher Pyne told the TODAY Show relief for households may come sooner.

“There will be effects from the recommendations of the Finkel report felt long before 2030, in fact felt almost immediately, if the Government and the opposition can work out a way forward where we end the 10 years of argument we've had about energy pricing.”

The business community has been calling on politicians to end the fighting over energy policy that has lasted for 10 years.

Some conservative Coalition MPs – including former Prime Minister Tony Abbott – are concerned about its impact on the coal industry and prices.

Labor says it has offered the Coalition an olive branch, indicating it may support a CET. But it wants a price on emissions – something the Government is unlikely to agree to.

Queensland budget: Palaszczuk pledges $386m in electricity investment for state's north

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Our energy security depends on it. • The USA is the ‘Saudi Arabia’ of coal into the 23rd century • With technology, coal can produce electricity cleanly, but… • Potential 9% Demand Savings over 20 years 48. Let’s get REALLY serious about energy efficiency.

“We are prepared to be cooperative, get certainty into the system. An emissions intensity scheme is what should happen. Ideally that's what all the energy sector that's what all the economists say should happen,” Labor’s Anthony Albanese told the Nine Network.

“If the Government isn't prepared to do that, but comes up with a second-best option then we'll consider it in a constructive way.”

But the major parties are still bickering over who is responsible for soaring power bills.

Dr Finkel will deliver his report to the Prime Minister, premiers and chief ministers at their meeting in Hobart today.

Coal power could be dying for good -- here's the evidence .
Today, coal accounts for over 40% of the world's electricity production. But within 10 years, coal as an energy source will peak and then decline. At the same time, cleaner sources, like solar and wind, will become cheap enough to surpass it. Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) Outlook, an annual report that makes long-term economic forecasts about the world's power sector. The report, which looks at how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040, estimates that renewable energy is taking hold globally faster than many energy experts believe.

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