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simon holmes à court
energy transition specialist: sharing knowledge, informing opinions. change is inevitable: it's now just a question of speed. data driven. likes≠endorsements
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simon holmes à court 9m
i'm surprised that after all this time you still don't understand how the market works.
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Dylan McConnell 2h
So this is a gross misrepresentation of the ACCC recommendation 4. This recommendation is about improving competition - which is *not* the same thing as saying we need "dispatchable, reliable power".
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simon holmes à court 3h
capacity factor of a specific generator, or technology, has no bearing on those three metrics.
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simon holmes à court 3h
if the federal government introduced a programme to extend the role of coal power in australia, surely they'd be toast… …yet rumours abound.
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simon holmes à court 7h
that $4/W figure is not reliable nor representative.
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simon holmes à court 7h
a mix of generation — as we are transitioning to.
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simon holmes à court 7h
Replying to @SimonChapman6
i understand that families are being kept together.
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simon holmes à court 7h
Replying to @thjr19 @unitambo and 2 others
there are profitable generators with just 2% CF — see jeeralang.
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Joan Evatt 16h
The role of the independent is not to hold a Govt to ransom, but to hold a Govt to account - Phelps Nicely put!
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simon holmes à court 7h
tbf, australia has only actually *tried* 2 emissions policies at the federal level: • renewable energy target — huge success • carbon pricing — huge success maimed the first, killed the second & made sure all other negotiations failed.
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simon holmes à court 15h
the claim it was a contributing factor. that’s pretty weak.
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simon holmes à court 15h
that doesn’t support your 2 claims:
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simon holmes à court 15h
am i right that darlington was built ~25 years ago with government capital?
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simon holmes à court 16h
i'm a big fan of david mackay and his work. i bought a dozen of his books to give away and edited the australian adaptation (by peter seligman).
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simon holmes à court 16h
…because you are misquoting it. post extracts that support your claim.
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Deborah 16h
“They’re not protecting institutions, they’re prepared to blow them up.” Peter van Onselen on conservatives. Well said.
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Richie Merzian 16h
Climate change - 78% of voters were influenced by this issue and half significantly influenced in their vote according to exit polling - time to change the climate and start with Keryn
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simon holmes à court 16h
he's an very accomplished climate scientist — but he's not a recognised expert on energy. i would listen to his opinion on anything, but appropriately discount anything outside his area of expertise.
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simon holmes à court 16h
"…the morrison government’s position on climate change is a travesty. the coalition’s current position on climate is nothing more than a lie, simple and brazen, to a degree that makes even pro-business interests uncomfortable" writes .
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