Tag Archives: carbon tax

Article: Who are the biggest carbon emitters, in the National Electricity Market?

Some analysis of carbon emissions for large generation portfolios in the NEM, and comparison with prior post about wind production levels.

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Article: Privatising profits whilst socialising costs – part 1 (wholesale)

Some initial thoughts about some of the areas (in the wholesale market) where there’s been finger-pointing in different directions about “socialising costs whilst privatising profits”

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Article: Spot prices back to gory days of 10 years ago on the last hurrah of carbon

Prices plunge on the day the Carbon Tax is repealed

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Article: … and what of Generators in Queensland, in particular

A further look at bidding behaviour (this time in Queensland) and the extent to which this is contributing to low prices

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Article: Have generators backed carbon out of their bids post 30 June – but prior to the repeal passing?

Have generators already removed the carbon tax from their bids, in July 2014 – and is this the reason why we observed prices plunging on 1st July?

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Article: First day without the Carbon Tax here, … maybe?

An interesting half-hour this morning in the NEM

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Article: Windy week blows in change in Canberra

With the repeal of the carbon tax looking more likely, and July 1st only just around the corner, someone asked today if we could calculate what the spot price might be without carbon.

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Article: CORRECTION – Tamar Valley is not mothballed, just bid unavailable

A correction about Tamar Valley’s drop in production – and some further thoughts.

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Article: What’s caused the drop in brown coal production?

Prompted by a reader’s question, we provide some further analysis into which brown coal plants have been declining output in recent times, and why this might be the case.

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Article: Trends in Production and Spot Revenues at 4 coal-fired stations

A number of recently announced closures of (and cut-backs in) a variety of coal-fired power station units across the NEM (including Northern, Yallourn, Munmorah and Tarong) – claimed to be a result of carbon pricing – generated significant interest in the press, and interested us to open NEM-Review and have a look at longer term trends, and the extent to which that attribution might be true.

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