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Category: CleanTech Bites

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S.A. puts energy security target on back-burner after AEMO steps in

S.A. puts energy security target on back-burner after AEMO steps in

South Australia abandons plans for energy security target this summer after AEMO intervention on gas plants, and due to lack of competition in market.

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South Australia launches tender for hydrogen plant, buses

South Australia launches tender for hydrogen plant, buses

SA govt seeks proposals to build hydrogen production facility and refuelling station, and supply at least six hydrogen cell buses.

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Blockchain energy trader Power Ledger raises $17m in "coin offering"

Blockchain energy trader Power Ledger raises $17m in “coin offering”

Perth blockchain-based renewables trading start-up, Power Ledger, raising tens of millions of dollars in Australia’s first “initial coin offering” in energy space.

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Biggest threat to Australia's energy supply – fossil fuel ideologues

Biggest threat to Australia’s energy supply – fossil fuel ideologues

As AEMO works to shore up Australia’s grid, fossil fuel proponents are barracking for “a giant blackout on a super hot day this coming summer.”

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Flow Power signs unique PPA for business users with Ararat wind farm

Flow Power signs unique PPA for business users with Ararat wind farm

Retailer Flow Power signs PPA with Ararat wind farm to pass on cheap renewable energy to business customers. It aims for 1,000MW of such contracts.

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Nissan takes on Tesla with new LEAF, in new era for electric vehicles

Nissan takes on Tesla with new LEAF, in new era for electric vehicles

Nissan’s “completely reinvented” LEAF, with more than double the range for under $US30,000, puts it toe to toe with Tesla Model 3.

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AGL ridicules Coalition request to keep Liddell open extra 5 years

AGL ridicules Coalition request to keep Liddell open extra 5 years

Coalition wants AGL to keep 46-year old Liddell coal generator open another five years, despite AEMO saying there is no threat to security standards and best way to minimise is to have more renewables.

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Graph of the day: South Australia's "baseload" wind supply

Graph of the day: South Australia’s “baseload” wind supply

Wind energy has supplied a constant output of 1200MW over last three days in South Australia – just like “baseload”

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Billionaire Cannon-Brookes backs home energy loan start-up

Billionaire Cannon-Brookes backs home energy loan start-up

Australian tech investor Mike Cannon-Brookes has tipped close to $4m into home energy loan start-up Brighte.

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New "ethical" debt fund targets renewables merchant market

New “ethical” debt fund targets renewables merchant market

With $50m in backing from Future Super, new debt fund taps renewable energy “sweet spot” – including small to medium solar projects with no PPAs.

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Australia-led tidal energy project sets new production records

Australia-led tidal energy project sets new production records

Australia-founded and managed company Atlantis Resources sets new benchmark for tidal energy with world’s first multi-machine deployment in Scotland.