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Closing Victoria's Hazelwood power station is no threat to electricity supply

Closing Victoria’s Hazelwood power station is no threat to electricity supply

While we don’t know whether Hazelwood will close yet, we do know that Australia could easily replace the energy, and it could make a substantial difference to our carbon emissions.

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Know your NEM: Victoria futures price jumps on talk of Hazelwood

Know your NEM: Victoria futures price jumps on talk of Hazelwood

Prices were mostly unchanged except in Victoria where futures prices jumped 5% amid talk of first big coal closure.

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Hazelwood closure: pain before gain

Hazelwood closure: pain before gain

Hazelwood closure could come as early as April 2017. Engineers your time starts now.

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About the looming potential closure of Hazelwood power station

About the looming potential closure of Hazelwood power station

A closer look at Hazelwood Power Station as murmurs of its potential closure grow louder.

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Hydrogen rising: US corporates drawn to fuel cells

Hydrogen rising: US corporates drawn to fuel cells

Hydrogen fuel cells are firing the imagination about the future of energy.

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Apple aims to buy McLaren Technology Group, Financial Times report claims

Apple aims to buy McLaren Technology Group, Financial Times report claims

A report in the Financial Times claims that Apple is negotiating a possible purchase of McLaren Technology Group.

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Energy market rule-maker says no to real reform - again

Energy market rule-maker says no to real reform – again

Decision by AEMC will push more local generators and prosumers to reduce their use of the grid, to look at private wires and microgrids, and potentially to disconnect.

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Does South Australia's wind output rule the NEM?

Does South Australia’s wind output rule the NEM?

Our analysis suggests that wind exported from South Australia is pushing down prices across the National Electricity Market by a much as 10 per cent.

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What is seven times Zero? A highly-charged electric motorbike gathering

What is seven times Zero? A highly-charged electric motorbike gathering

The Kramer experiment – flying through the air on sweet winding roads on our Zeros, and our 100% electric motorbike trip.

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Coal consultant warns thermal coal use could plummet – but dodges questions

Coal consultant warns thermal coal use could plummet – but dodges questions

Wood Mackenzie estimates seaborne thermal coal use would have to fall by 40 per cent by 2035 to meet the 2° target.

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Video of the Day: World's first manned solar helicopter flight

Video of the Day: World’s first manned solar helicopter flight

University of Maryland students say they have achieved an aviation first, getting their manned, solar powered helicopter off the ground.