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Murdoch media’s Twitter spat against renewables

Murdoch media vs Renewables: Anatomy of a Twitter spat, REneweconomy By  on 28 March 2017

The release of the Australian Energy Market Operator’s fourth and final report into South Australia’s state-wide blackout last September has sparked a social media spat between the state’s energy minister, Tom Koutsantonis, and  opposition energy spokesperson The Australian’s Adelaide bureau chief, Michael Owen.

The heated exchanged started when Owen – who this morning published an article on the report titled “Wind farms key” to SA blackout – took a swipe at the South Australian government for its response to the report.

Seemingly undaunted by AEMO’s actual findings – which have since been reiterated in a news briefing by AEMO chair Tony Marxsen, who said the system black had “very little” to do with the type of generation, and that it “was not about renewables” – Owen tweeted:……

March 29, 2017 - Posted by | General News

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