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Category: South Australian Government

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We need a fair price for solar - and we need it now

We need a fair price for solar – and we need it now

ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.

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The madness behind a Chief Scientist report on energy

The madness behind a Chief Scientist report on energy

You couldn’t dream up the crazy set of events that have driven fears that South Australia is a sign of the threats to come to power supply reliability.

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BHP's Olympic Dam "blackout": AEMO says it didn't happen

BHP’s Olympic Dam “blackout”: AEMO says it didn’t happen

Newspapers, politicians and BHP used “blackout” at Olympic Dam as another launch pad against renewables. But the blackout didn’t happen, market operator says.

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No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

No social licence, no gas fracking in South Australia

Committee finds no social licence for unconventional gas “fracking” in south-east SA – a decision based in health concerns, among others.

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South Australia’s climate leaders celebrated at first Climate Leaders awards

South Australia’s climate leaders celebrated at first Climate Leaders awards

Climate Change Minister Ian Hunter last night awarded Port Lincoln business Regional Connections the overall prize, as well as winner of the Industry and Business category.

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SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SAPN takes battle over network costs to Federal Court

SA government vows to “fight tooth and nail” against network operator as SAPN takes revenue challenge to federal court.

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Adelaide City adds more solar, battery storage on road to carbon neutral

Adelaide City adds more solar, battery storage on road to carbon neutral

Adelaide City adds solar and battery storage install at a Council depot, and a UPark LED lighting upgrade, to its plans to be carbon neutral.

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Malcolm Turnbull blown off course by South Australia's 100% renewable energy

Malcolm Turnbull blown off course by South Australia’s 100% renewable energy

Strong winds that blew Malcolm Turnbull’s South Australia itinerary off course this week provided more than 100% of the state’s electricity needs for much of the day.

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South Australia's energy backflip: "low carbon" tender open to peaking gas plants

South Australia’s energy backflip: “low carbon” tender open to peaking gas plants

South Australia opens path for existing and peaking gas plants after substantially weakening the emission limits for its “low carbon” energy tender – to the point where it now invites applications from facilities that would increase the state’s emissions profile.

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Innovation funding to help grow high-tech industry and jobs

Innovation funding to help grow high-tech industry and jobs

An innovative high tech South Australian firm will use $50,000 in State Government funding to develop ground breaking technology.

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Adelaide looks to boost EV uptake with new charge point incentives

Adelaide looks to boost EV uptake with new charge point incentives

Adelaide unveils latest zero-carbon strategy, to install 40 electric vehicle charging stations by end 2017 and subsidise installation of private EV charge points.