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Category: Governments

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Three years after Tesla visit, Turnbull may finally act on EVs

Three years after Tesla visit, Turnbull may finally act on EVs

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg has declared Australia’s electric vehicle revolution to be “nigh.” But can the Coalition back its proselytising with policies? Or will EVs go the way of renewable energy in the party room?

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Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

The heart of China’s coal country has become a global leader in EVs – but is the switch sustainable?

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A month in, Tesla's SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.

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Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

NT calls for expressions of interest to develop battery storage system of 25-45MW to support grid in Darwin and Katherine.

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Second Tesla "big battery" to power Victorian farm

Second Tesla “big battery” to power Victorian farm

US battery maker Tesla has again been selected to team up with French renewables developer Neoen on another ground-breaking Australian project; this time on a wind farm and battery storage facility that will help power a major Victorian farming business.

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Eligibility of 10–100 kW solar PV systems under the Renewable Energy Target

Eligibility of 10–100 kW solar PV systems under the Renewable Energy Target

The Renewable Energy Target legislation has been amended to clarify the eligibility of solar photovoltaic (solar PV) systems under the Large-scale Renewable Energy Target (LRET) and the Small-Scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES).

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China further cementing its clean energy dominance

China further cementing its clean energy dominance

IEEFA’s latest report finds that China continued to set itself up to dominate clean energy sectors during 2017.

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2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2017 has been an impressive year for renewables, but ends with a major cloud hanging over it: what happens once the RET is sorted?

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Coalition, Labor, Greens and the future of energy in 2018

Coalition, Labor, Greens and the future of energy in 2018

We asked Josh Frydenberg, Mark Butler and Adam Bandt to share their predictions for 2018 and what’s important. This is what they said.

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Speed of Tesla big battery leaves rule-makers struggling to catch up

Speed of Tesla big battery leaves rule-makers struggling to catch up

Tesla big battery’s dramatic intervention after Loy Yang trip, and a separate 0-100MW injection in just 140 milliseconds, illustrates yawning gap between technologies and market rules. The future is here, but market rule makers are not ready for it.

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Costs blow out for Turnbull's Snowy dream to push coal power uphill

Costs blow out for Turnbull’s Snowy dream to push coal power uphill

Snowy 2.0 or Snow Job? Costs for Turnbull’s pet scheme more than double, the economics are kept secret, and project may do little more than use coal power to push water up hill unless Coalition seeks more wind and solar.