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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Eight energy companies win ACT battery storage auction

ACT names 8 winners of $2m funding to roll-out 2MW solar-integrated battery storage across 600+ homes and businesses.

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Frydenberg says ARENA de-funding is a "transfer", not a strip

Frydenberg says ARENA de-funding is a “transfer”, not a strip

Coalition and Labor fudge on commitments to ARENA, with vote on funding cuts looming next week.

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Coalition twists and turns on wind and solar as ACT Libs embrace 100% renewables

Coalition twists and turns on wind and solar as ACT Libs embrace 100% renewables

Slash subsidies or back 100% renewables? Australia’s Coalition parties at odds over whether to support or oppose wind and solar.

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Corbell slams AEMO's  “conservative” view on battery storage

Corbell slams AEMO’s “conservative” view on battery storage

ACT Energy Minister says AEMO’s conservative estimates on battery storage value highlights institutional barriers to low-carbon shift.

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Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta chief says cost estimates for closing Hazelwood and Loy Yang coal plants “grossly underestimated,” shouldn’t be subsidised.

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Redflow reports strong interest in household flow battery technology

Redflow reports strong interest in household flow battery technology

Redflow’s Simon Hackett sees strong interest in Australian flow battery technology, and is rolling up his sleeves and giving installation instructions himself.

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AGL's Vesey sees virtual power plants "all along the grid"

AGL’s Vesey sees virtual power plants “all along the grid”

AGL sees virtual plants in CBD buildings and manufacturing sites, as well as suburban homes, and says Australia will lead the world in energy innovation.

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Andrews government bans coal-seam gas 'fracking' in Victoria

Andrews government bans coal-seam gas ‘fracking’ in Victoria

One week after energy ministers met to consider opening up Australia’s gas market, Victoria Labor announces permanent legislative ban on coal-seam gas fracking.

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Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Utility capital strike on renewables continues as consumers bear the cost

Infigen says securing contracts for renewable projects in Australia still very difficult, with obligated parties “simply passing through” higher costs to customers.

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Carry on polluting: Australia's useless safeguards mechanism

Carry on polluting: Australia’s useless safeguards mechanism

Australia’s dirtiest coal fired generators will be given carte blanche to keep on emitting, or even increase their emissions under new baselines.

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Territory poll result puts wind and solar go-slow govts in minority

Territory poll result puts wind and solar go-slow govts in minority

Labor’s NT election win adds interesting dynamic to COAG energy council, adding yet another state government with a RET more ambitious than federal Coalition.