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Energy wars: Networks attack gentailers over reliability, pricing

Energy wars: Networks attack gentailers over reliability, pricing

Electricity network owner attacks major energy retailers over reliability of their gas plants, the manipulation of prices and high retail fees. It says it wants rapid transition to renewables, but incumbents and market rules getting in the way.

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Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Fossil fuel generators may be threat to grid security

Concerns raised again that the NEM’s coal and gas generators can no longer deliver the grid security services expected of them.

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Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Ex Hazelwood boss says solar + storage already cheaper than gas

Former Hazelwood boss says solar and battery storage already beats baseload gas on price, and says decisions to scrap carbon price and renewable energy target may have killed any new investment in fossil fuel generation.

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"Sun King" returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

“Sun King” returns with ultralight, flexible PV to reshape solar market

Sun King Zhengrong Shi returns to solar market with ultra-light and ultra-thin solar panels hailed as biggest change in solar market in decades. The new panels can be integrated into roofs and facades and he says are better option than Tesla’s “heavy and rigid” solar tiles.

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Elon Musk has turned Australia's energy debate on its head

Elon Musk has turned Australia’s energy debate on its head

It took a couple of tweets, and at least one one-hour long phone call, but it seems pretty clear that Tesla founder, CEO and billionaire Elon Musk has helped turn the debate around energy policy in Australia on its head.

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Turnbull drives stake through heart of fossil fuel industry

Turnbull drives stake through heart of fossil fuel industry

Turnbull’s $2 billion pumped hydro scheme paves way for 100% renewable grid driven mostly by wind and solar, and kills any chance of more gas and coal fired generation. It also makes nuclear redundant and turns conversation away from “baseload” power concepts.

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SA power plan: Why so much gas, when storage is so cheap?

SA power plan: Why so much gas, when storage is so cheap?

Why is South Australia spending so much on gas when battery storage could do the job at less cost? And why doesn’t it just borrow a gas plant, rather than building a new one?

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SA seeks bids for 100MW battery plant to kick off storage boom

SA seeks bids for 100MW battery plant to kick off storage boom

South Australia to build country’s biggest battery storage plant via tender, as well as adding gas plant as “back-up”, creating a new “energy security target” and giving energy minister new powers to intervene in electricity market.

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Billionaire tweets signal end of the road for fossil fuel dinosaurs

Billionaire tweets signal end of the road for fossil fuel dinosaurs

Weekend tweets between tech billionaires and Australian political leaders should finally make clear to politicians, regulators and media that fossil fuels not the answer to Australia’s so-called energy crisis, but wind, solar and battery storage clearly are.

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$30 billion reasons why fossil fuel incumbents support EIS

$30 billion reasons why fossil fuel incumbents support EIS

The fossil fuel industry is locking in behind Labor on an EIS because it could save them $30 billion. But consumers won’t benefit at all, and renewable focused schemes are being junked on the basis of rubbish modeling.

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Tesla launches Powerwall 2, says all solar homes will have storage

Tesla launches Powerwall 2, says all solar homes will have storage

Tesla’s launches 14kWh Powerwall 2, confirming pricing and predicting 100% of solar homes will have battery storage within 10 years.