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One Step Off the Grid, and exciting stories from behind the meter

One Step Off the Grid, and exciting stories from behind the meter

One Step Off the Grid, the sister publication to RenewEconomy that is focused on the consumer, today issued its second newsletter, with a host of interesting stories about Australia’s energy revolution.

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Taking respite from renewable fiction: Why the numbers do matter

Taking respite from renewable fiction: Why the numbers do matter

We can push the percentage of wind power further upwards, with relative ease. And that is genuinely exciting.

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Community energy retailer aims to be Australia's cheapest, help people quit grid

Community energy retailer aims to be Australia’s cheapest, help people quit grid

NSW community energy start-up Enova prepares IPO, with plans to be Australia’s cheapest green energy retailer and installer, and help locals quit the grid.

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50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

Bill Shorten’s proposed policy for 50% of electricity to come from renewables by 2030 would bring Australia abreast with its international competitors.

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London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London looks to boost EV uptake with strong new incentives

London Mayor Boris Johnson unveils plans to boost the uptake of EVs and other ultra-low emissions vehicles in the city, including big incentives for taxi drivers.

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EU companies appeal €100 billion in subsidies for UK’s Hinkley nuclear project

EU companies appeal €100 billion in subsidies for UK’s Hinkley nuclear project

Decision to approve roughly €100 billion in subsidies for the Hinkley Point C nuclear energy project in the UK is being legally challenged.

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How EV chargers and energy storage can make good grid partners

How EV chargers and energy storage can make good grid partners

ChargePoint and Green Charge link batteries and public EV chargers to limit demand charges and make loads more flexible.

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Landmark Sydney Building taps green loan to slash energy costs

Landmark Sydney Building taps green loan to slash energy costs

Owners of 1967 Sydney office building tap $1.2m local government-backed loan for efficiency upgrade that will cut energy use by 60%.

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LG Chem pushes Australian battery storage prices further down the curve

LG Chem pushes Australian battery storage prices further down the curve

New 6.4kWh system from LG Chem brings costs at top end of the range down towards $1,000kWh, reinforcing the growing wedge between solar and storage and grid prices.

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New grants fund research for underseas carbon storage

New grants fund research for underseas carbon storage

US Department of Energy announces $12 million in new research grants this month to learn the potential of the Atlantic sea floor to sequester carbon.

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UK govt undercuts solar support in 'full frontal attack' on renewables

UK govt undercuts solar support in ‘full frontal attack’ on renewables

Shades of Australia, as UK Tories justify potentially crippling cuts to key solar subsidies by linking them to rising electricity costs.