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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.

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How a NSW community solar project raised $120k in 10 days

How a NSW community solar project raised $120k in 10 days

Repower Shoalhaven raised $120k in just 10 days to install a 99kW community solar system that could save the local bowling club up to $400k.

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City of Adelaide cuts emissions by 19% in seven years

City of Adelaide cuts emissions by 19% in seven years

Renewable energy and green buildings help City of Adelaide cut community carbon emissions by 19% since 2007, electricity emissions by 31% from 2004-2014.

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Abbott's Australia ranked dead last on climate, green investment

Abbott’s Australia ranked dead last on climate, green investment

International report ranks Australia last on leadership & climate change, as carbon price repeal thrust the country into reverse in low-carbon race.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's renewable energy generation

Graph of the Day: Australia’s renewable energy generation

Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.

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Qld-made EV fast charging technology wins EU supply deal

Qld-made EV fast charging technology wins EU supply deal

Brisbane-based Tritium signs deal to supply its world-leading Veefil fast charge technology to EV networks across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Victoria energy efficiency target safe, for now, as Napthine govt backs down

Victoria energy efficiency target safe, for now, as Napthine govt backs down

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme given stay of execution, as Napthine govt backs away from plans to cut it short and scrap it.

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Coal generates just 1.2% of Qld jobs – not 13%

Coal generates just 1.2% of Qld jobs – not 13%

Despite fossil fuel spin about coal’s economic importance, report finds more Queenslanders work in Arts and Recreation than in the coal industry.

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SunEdison moves into Australia with purchase of Energy Matters

SunEdison moves into Australia with purchase of Energy Matters

US solar giant SunEdison has confirmed its purchase of Energy Matters, continuing the growing incursion of US solar companies into Australian market.

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Cities powered by footsteps? Welcome to the distributed energy future

Cities powered by footsteps? Welcome to the distributed energy future

Inventor of floor tiles that generate energy says distributed energy with storage and smart grids are the future.

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NSW flags wind farm planning changes as it seeks to move turbines

NSW flags wind farm planning changes as it seeks to move turbines

NSW Planning Minister says new rules coming as she laments wind farms turning countryside into “industrial” zones.