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Category: South Australian Government

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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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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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Musk bags first Model 3, as Australia implodes over car emission standards

Musk bags first Model 3, as Australia implodes over car emission standards

As Tesla prepares to deliver its potentially game-changing mass market EV, Australia goes into meltdown about the very idea of improving vehicle efficiency.

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South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia company develops systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser.

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Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

Conservatives go completely nuts over battery storage

The Tesla big battery storage array in South Australia signals a major pivot point for Australia’s energy future, but the response of conservatives shows they are not having a bar of it, and their renewable energy target remains 100 per cent ignorance.

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Musk praises SA's "gumption" for building global example of energy future

Musk praises SA’s “gumption” for building global example of energy future

Elon Musk says Earth can be “powered with solar and battery,” praises South Australia for its “gumption” in leading the way.

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SA 100MW battery storage tender won by Tesla and Neoen

SA 100MW battery storage tender won by Tesla and Neoen

Tesla, Neoen to build world’s biggest lithium-ion battery installation near Hornsdale wind farm after winning storage tender. Elon Musk says it will be three times bigger than next largest battery in world, and will help transform energy markets.

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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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New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

The ability of wind power to deliver significant price falls in South Australia has been eroded by new rules that require more expensive gas generators to operate at times of high wind output. The days of “negative pricing” may be over.

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S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

S.A. to announce storage winner, delays EST mechanism

Results for South Australia’s battery storage tender expected in next week, as state government delays introduction of energy security target and may drop it altogether. Meanwhile, Victoria reports “strong” response for its battery storage tender.

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$9 million to begin hydrogen roadmap

$9 million to begin hydrogen roadmap

The South Australian Government is continuing to support the transition to a low- carbon economy through a $9 million commitment to begin hydrogen roadmap.