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Category: NSW Government

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.

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Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Turnbull to rely on state schemes he once rubbished as reckless

Anger deepens over politicisation of Energy Security Board and design of National Energy Guarantee that could reinforce dominance of incumbent utilities, stop large scale renewables, maintain status quo and fail emissions targets. But some say it does have potential.

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Coalition energy target may require a "go slow" on rooftop solar

Coalition energy target may require a “go slow” on rooftop solar

Energy Security Board forecasts suggest a sharp slow down in rooftop solar deployments to meet its modest renewable energy share. It comes as concerns grow about ESB process and the alacrity with which the normally snail-paced AEMC has moved to confer great powers upon itself.

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States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull's NEG

States gobsmacked by lack of detail, research in Turnbull’s NEG

States stunned by lack of detail in new energy policy. In a testy phone hook-up they were told all the government had was a press release and an eight-page letter.

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Get smart: AEMO unveils 200MW "virtual power plant"

Get smart: AEMO unveils 200MW “virtual power plant”

AEMO and ARENA unveil a 200MW “virtual power plant” from demand response initiatives featuring incentives for commercial and household users, battery storage, and a range of Australian monitoring, smart meters and voltage control devices,

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The case against Tesla and battery storage just hit peak stupid

The case against Tesla and battery storage just hit peak stupid

AFR’s Chanticleer column writes article about battery storage so absurd and stupid it beggars belief that it was published. Such is the state of the energy debate in Australia. It’s not just politicians and vested interests that are letting consumers down, it’s the media.

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Origin and Santos: Australia's bungling Gas Giants

Origin and Santos: Australia’s bungling Gas Giants

There is no easy answer to Australia’s gas shortfall and high prices – and certainly not Turnbull’s Venezuala-style solution. The best bets might be gas imports, and to build more renewables …

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Liddell coal plant fails on cost, as well as reliability and emissions

Liddell coal plant fails on cost, as well as reliability and emissions

Here’s the uncomfortable truth for the federal government: Keeping Liddell open will possibly make electricity prices higher and electricity less reliable. The fuel cost alone is over $60 MWh and may increase.

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NSW government weighs proposal for 146MW solar farm near Bathurst

NSW government weighs proposal for 146MW solar farm near Bathurst

Photon Energy Australia plans to develop 146MW solar farm on outskirts of Bathurst have gone before NSW Department of Planning for approval.

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Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Gas and hydro get big $ in energy markets, solar and wind paid less

Hydro and gas generation get higher half hourly prices than coal in Australia’s energy market. Wind & solar PV take a discount.

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NSW on renewables: All talk, not much action

NSW on renewables: All talk, not much action

NSW talks a good talk on renewable energy but offers few actions. Its share of new renewables is far smaller than its share of electricity consumption and this is particularly marked in PV, yet Transgrid sees huge opportunities.