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What Australia needs to do to reach its 2030 emissions target

What Australia needs to do to reach its 2030 emissions target

There is significant low-cost abatement available to meet the 2030 target under the current policy framework. But changes need to be made to capture them.

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Infigen Energy: Where to from here?

Infigen Energy: Where to from here?

Infigen Energy is another example of a company where everything that could go wrong did. Here’s why.

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Commercial lighting dominates Victorian energy efficiency market

Commercial lighting dominates Victorian energy efficiency market

Victoria’s Energy Efficiency mark hasn’t disappointed, with considerable price movements alongside strong trading volumes, coinciding with the scheme’s successful transition from a largely residential focus, to a far more commercial one.

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Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA  funding

Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA funding

Bill Shorten says acting on climate is biggest global economic opportunity of next few decades in budget reply, as Labor recommits support for ARENA.

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Australian demand response trial delivers 30% peak load reduction

Australian demand response trial delivers 30% peak load reduction

A demand-response trial conducted by Australian utility United Energy achieved a 30% reduction in peak load electricity consumption.

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ARENA says Paris deal will help drive new solar thermal investment

ARENA says Paris deal will help drive new solar thermal investment

The global COP21 agreement could be the impetus for investment in solar thermal energy in Australia, given the technology’s potential for energy storage.

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GCL Poly takes on Tesla with multi-coloured 5.6kWh battery storage

GCL Poly takes on Tesla with multi-coloured 5.6kWh battery storage

GCL Poly, world’s biggest maker of solar cells, chooses Australia for global launch of battery storage product, with two offerings at half price of main competitors.

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Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Solar thermal can offer more than just electricity, experts say

Australia should develop new solar thermal projects within the mining industry to power mineral processing facilities, according to experts.

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Turnbull's first budget ignores climate change, dumps clean energy

Turnbull’s first budget ignores climate change, dumps clean energy

Budget ignores climate change, proposes no new funding for emissions reduction plan, just cuts for renewable energy.

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First bulk-buy program launched to slash costs of battery storage

First bulk-buy program launched to slash costs of battery storage

Australia’s first bulk-buy program launched by consumer advocates aims to offer battery storage products at “below market prices” for individual and community projects, and make installation easier.

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Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year PPA for new 100MW solar farm in Queensland

Origin signs 13-year purchase agreement to help develop 100MW solar farm in north Queensland with Spanish group FRV.