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Category: NSW Government

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NSW launches home battery guide, as race to "plug hole" threatens industry

NSW launches home battery guide, as race to “plug hole” threatens industry

New South Wales issues set of home battery storage guidelines, as industry warns against “jumping to an endgame” on safety.

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Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Barnaby’s warning: Biggest threat to renewables is lights out in Sydney

Deputy PM says Sydney blackout could be end of road for renewables, although NSW Coalition minister earlier praised role of wind and solar in preventing blackout.

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COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

States formalise split with Canberra over clean energy target as COAG endorses other 49 recommendations from Finkel Review.

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CEFC tips $150m into logistics park, to slash truck freight emissions

CEFC tips $150m into logistics park, to slash truck freight emissions

CEFC backs landmark NSW project to slash freight transport emissions by shifting containers from road to rail, and powering operations with renewable energy.

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States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy target as influential Coalition MP warns “people will die” because of renewable energy, and conservatives harden opposition to wind and solar and demand Australia returns to 19th century technologies.

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Energy consumers paying more than they think, and what regulator admits

Energy consumers paying more than they think, and what regulator admits

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Energy Efficiency market report: Predictably unpredictable

Things are becoming predictable in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Certificate market, even if that is supply side’s ability to surprise. Meanwhile, in NSW, a stunning development.

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How the far Right have hijacked Australia's energy policy

How the far Right have hijacked Australia’s energy policy

Last week’s speech by NSW energy minister Don Harwin was exactly the sort of thing Malcolm Turnbull used to say about climate and energy policies, before he became master of all he surveyed – apart from his own climate and energy policies.

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AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

AEMC delays 5-minute ruling again after protests from incumbents

Queensland government utilities lead incumbents’ fight against 5-minute rule, despite support from AEMO and others who say change will lower prices, encourage storage.

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NSW Coalition: Time to move on from notion of "baseload"

NSW Coalition: Time to move on from notion of “baseload”

A Coalition energy minister who talks sense! Don Harwin says time to let go of notion of “baseload” and embrace cheaper wind, solar and storage. He rubbishes ideas of new coal generation, and talks of two new “renewable energy spines” in NSW. Hoted that in heatwave: “Clean energy performed as forecast. Thermal generation did not.”

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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

Households and businesses in NSW will get paid for reducing loads during critical peaks, as governments and institutions decide to circumvent objections by fossil fuel lobby with smarter, cleaner and cheaper alternatives.