Energy Minister Angus Taylor's solar warning: 'system under strain'

Harley Dennett
Updated May 27 2021 - 4:29pm, first published May 24 2021 - 10:30pm
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the government's gas incentives are not ideological but about ensuring balance in Australia's energy generation. Picture: Simone De Peak
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor says the government's gas incentives are not ideological but about ensuring balance in Australia's energy generation. Picture: Simone De Peak

The runaway success of solar panels in Australia, covering the roofs of one in four houses, is threatening the stability of the national grid and low energy prices, the federal energy minister warns.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Public Service Editor

Former federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered eight budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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