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Cheaper, cleaner, reliable energy within our grasp
22 November 2017 , The Australian
The national energy guarantee modelling results are a revelation. Reliability is up, emissions are down and the savings to household electricity bills are higher than initially expected by the Energy Security Board.Conducted by Frontier Economics, ...
Big role to play as world fights climate change
17 November 2017 , The Mercury , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
This week, representatives of nearly 200 countries gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, the major climate change conference of the year.While the corridors were filled with talk of the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from ...
Costs can come down while the lights stay on
18 October 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The National Energy Guarantee represents a significant breakthrough. It combines reliability and emissions reduction in a single mechanism and does so in a way that uses the market to drive power prices lower. It builds ...
Energy policy barbecue-stopper requires a multi-faceted plan
9 October 2017 , The Australian Financial Review , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Complex energy policy is no longer an academic issue fought out between regulators and big energy companies but rather a barbecue-stopper, with everyone looking for answers.This is because Australia's electricity prices have risen sharply and ...
We are going to fix the gas problem
27 September 2017 , The Australian Financial Review , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
This week's reports by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) into Australia's gas market makes for pretty grim reading. Stories of short supply, high prices and unfavourable ...
Shorten's seven deadly sins equal an energy crisis
4 September 2017 , The Daily Telegraph , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The Labor Party used to pride itself as the champion of the blue-collar worker. But today Labor’s climate policies leave it a mere shadow of its former self. Bill Shorten protests saying “I’m not some ...
We’re reforming the energy markets with ideas, not ideology
21 August 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
There is a revolution under way in energy markets. Driven by rapid changes in technology, it is disrupting business practices in the same way the iPhone displaced landlines and the digital camera made film redundant.Renewables ...
Power to the people at last: energy summit heralds lower bills
9 August 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
When you open your power bill, it’s not hard to be confused. There are facts, figures and diagrams about your electricity usage, past and present, and kilowatt-hours, dollars and percentages.There are details about your greenhouse ...
Clean air and cars can be a much healthier mix
4 August 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
With more than 18 million registered motor vehicles on the road and almost 1.2 million new vehicles sold each year, the family car is for most people their principal mode of transport.Of course, the purchase ...
Serious about renewables
25 July 2017 , Progress Leader
It may be an inconvenient truth for some but the Turnbull Government has overseen record levels of investment in renewables (“Is Australia doing enough to help the environment?”, Conversations, Progress Leader, 18 July). In ...
Marine park plan a win for all
25 July 2017 , The West Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The Commonwealth Director of National Parks has released draft plans to establish a world-class management program across 44 marine parks. Covering more than 3.3 million sqkm, an area bigger than the size of India, the ...
COAG Energy Council turned around the Australian energy ship
17 July 2017 , The Australian Financial Review , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Last Friday's COAG Energy Council meeting in Brisbane will be remembered – in the words of the Australian Energy Market Operator's chairman Tony Marxsen – as "the one where the energy ship turned around". The ...
Power to ease energy crisis rests with the states
10 July 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
Federal, state and territory energy ministers meet this week in Brisbane under the auspices of the Council of Australian Governments’ Energy Council.This meeting comes at a critical time for the Australian energy market following the ...
Lady Anna Cowen's My Vice-Regal Life: diary of a true partner in public life
7 July 2017 , The Australian , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
The inscription to Zelman Cowen’s autobiography A Public Life says it all: “To Anne”. He knew that for all he achieved in public life, none of it would have been possible without the support of ...
Power to the people who need a fairer deal
1 June 2017 , Daily Telegraph, Sydney
MORE than seven million people in NSW and the ACT could see their electricity bills increase by more than $100 a year. It is the result of an obscure, little known process called Limited Merits Review (LMR).  ...
We cannot hit the Paris target without carbon capture and storage
31 May 2017 , Australian Financial Review
In 2011 there was a political fix. The Greens would support legislation establishing the Clean Energy Finance Corporation in return for Labor agreeing to explicit provisions in the Act preventing the CEFC from funding "prohibited technology" defined as ...
Maccabiah Games 2017: Australian Team Farewell
21 May 2017 , Australian Jewish News , The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP
I remember it like yesterday, July 14 1997, it was early evening; there was buzz like no other. The Australian team assembled outside of Ramat Gan Stadium as we prepared to march in the opening ...
Time for action on sharks
20 May 2017 , Weekend West, Perth
The sanctity of human life comes before all else. This is why the loss over the last 17 years of 15 innocent souls to shark attacks in Western Australia is unacceptable. It is a fatality ...
John Howard is right: recklessness and states’ gas bans fed energy crisis
15 May 2017 , The Australian
Australia’s second longest serving prime minister and my old boss, John Winston Howard, said last week that the looming energy crisis had been a major policy failure of the first order. He is right. How ...
Record renewable investment growth puts RET in sight
3 May 2017 , Australian Financial Review
Today the Clean Energy Regulator has released its 2016 report detailing Australia's progress towards achieving its 2020 renewable energy target.The report is very good news.Large-scale renewable energy investment in 2016 was at a record high, ...


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