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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Enova hits out at "greed" of fossil fuel generators as prices jump

Enova hits out at “greed” of fossil fuel generators as prices jump

Australia’s first community-owned energy retailer says latest big price rises caused by “greed” of fossil fuel generators and “gaming” of markets.

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CEFC invests in lithium mine to help make Australia storage powerhouse

CEFC invests in lithium mine to help make Australia storage powerhouse

CEFC makes first investment in mining operation, as Australia seeks to grab lion’s share of lithium supply to the global battery storage market.

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Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar accounts for 2.2 per cent of US electricity generation in April

Solar power accounts for 2.2 per cent of total generation in the US in April, a jump of 63% over the previous year.

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Sunraysia solar farm, largest in NSW, gets planning approval

Sunraysia solar farm, largest in NSW, gets planning approval

A 200MW solar farm near Balranald in western NSW will be largest, and one of 27 large scale solar projects planned or under construction in the state.

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IPART bumps up benchmark range for NSW solar tariffs

IPART bumps up benchmark range for NSW solar tariffs

Regulator further lifts benchmark for NSW solar tariffs – well above AGL’s proposed tariff – but rejects notion rooftop solar and storage have network benefits.

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Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector/LG Chem win 5MW battery storage tender for Alice Springs

Vector wins tender with LG Chem battery storage, which allow significant increase in solar capacity in Alice Springs and a payback in 4 years.

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Birdsville geothermal plant to finally get major upgrade

Birdsville geothermal plant to finally get major upgrade

Australia’s only geothermal power supply is to finally get its long awaited upgrade.

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Australia's new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Australia’s new citizenship test: swear allegiance to Queen and Coal

Text used for preparation for citizenship test looks like marketing material for the coal lobby.

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Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel: Investors prefer wind, solar because they cheaper than coal

Finkel says it clear investors prefer wind and solar because they are cheaper to build than traditional generation such as hydro and coal.

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WA national park taken off-grid by local network

WA national park taken off-grid by local network

Horizon Power’s stand-alone power project taking Fitzgerald River National Park off-grid with solar, battery storage and back-up diesel.

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Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland rejects battery swap, but restricts use of storage with premium tariffs

Queensland decides against proposed voluntary “buy out” of premium solar feed in tariffs in exchange for battery storage, but announces new rules to stop premium tariffs being rorted by batteries.