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Category: Governments

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Plunging solar, wind costs means "green" fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging solar, wind costs means “green” fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging wind and solar costs put “hydrogen” economy at tipping point, with Australia urged to lay groundwork for opportunity to develop “green fuel” exports to replace coal and gas, a market potentially worth $40bn a year. ARENA likely to make it one of its key investment priorities this year.

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Could South Australia be the nation's hydrogen state, too?

Could South Australia be the nation’s hydrogen state, too?

SA might soon add a new clean feather to its cap, announcing plans to go heavily into the hydrogen industry.

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Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Pitching Tasmania as a ‘renewable energy engine’ for the nation is probably clever politics , but the main problem is that it’s simply fanciful.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

Someone needs to judge the performance of the AEMC

AEMC’s fundamental blind spot on “environmental sustainability” is at the core of why the rule-maker is providing poor advice to COAG and why the system is failing.

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South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

South Australia heading to 80% wind and solar by 2021/22

Scenarios by Australian Market Operator suggest wind and solar could be capable of providing 80 per cent of South Australia’s electricity demand within 5 years.

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Substation works commence to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Substation works commence to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms

Powerlink has commenced work to expand its Clare South substation to help deliver one of Australia’s largest solar farms.

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Trump's Energy Dept reportedly denying funds for already-approved grants

Trump’s Energy Dept reportedly denying funds for already-approved grants

The Trump administration, through the Department of Energy, has started withholding money for grants already approved by the agency.

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Plunging battery costs raise doubts over Tasmania's $3 billion hydro plans

Plunging battery costs raise doubts over Tasmania’s $3 billion hydro plans

Tasmania’s grand plans to spend $3 billion on pumped hydro and new links to become the “renewable battery” of Australia may be undone by the plunging cost of battery storage.

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The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

The great gas con: There are cheaper, cleaner alternatives

Just how long can the Australian government and gas industry continue the charade that there might be a solution to surging domestic gas prices? It beggars belief that business is not following lead of households and smaller commercial users and investing in cheap and cleaner alternatives for power and heat.

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Construction underway on Victoria's 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Construction underway on Victoria’s 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.