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ENERGY PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

ENERGYENERGY PRODUCTION AND MAINTENANCE

The battle for AGL heralds a new dawn for Australian electricity

Image: Shutterstock Two events in the past week mark a watershed for Australia’s electricity industry. The first, on Thursday, was Origin Energy’s surprise announcement that it intends...

Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds

  Image: Shutterstock Offshore wind farms are an increasingly common sight overseas. But Australia has neglected the technology, despite the ample wind gusts buffeting much...

A ‘100% renewables’ target might not mean what you think it means. An energy expert explains

  Picture: Shuttlestock In the global effort to transition from fossil fuels to clean energy, achieving a “100% renewables” electricity system is considered ideal. Some Australian...

Wondering if your energy company takes climate change seriously? A new report reveals the answer

  Picture: Shuttlestock A landmark report released last week put coal and gas on notice. For the first time, the International Energy Agency (IEA) declared reaching net-zero...

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet

  Picture: Shuttlestock Australian governments are busy designing the nation’s transition to a clean energy future. Unfortunately, in a misguided effort to ensure electricity supplies...

Now they want to charge households for exporting solar electricity to the grid — it’ll send the system backwards

 Picture: Shuttlestock It’s come to this. The Australian Energy Markets Commission has produced a draft decision that will make households and small business with solar panels pay...

Electricity has become a jigsaw. Coal is unable to provide the missing pieces

 Image: Bohbeh/Shutterstock There’s something the energy minister said when they announced the early closure of Victoria’s second-biggest coal-fired power station last week that was less...

Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How on Earth did they do it?

 Picture: Shuttlestock Less than two decades ago, South Australia generated all its electricity from fossil fuels. Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of the state’s electricity...

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

 Picture: James Ross/AAP The end of coal-fired generation in Australia is inevitable. Zero marginal cost, zero emissions energy is now a reality. Wind and solar are cheaper sources...
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Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.