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Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Origin gas deal brings mothballed Pelican Point back online

Mothballed Pelican Point power station fires up again after Origin agrees to sell it some gas and take its output, possibly giving opening to solar thermal.

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Trump’s executive order puts the world on the road to climate catastrophe

Trump’s executive order puts the world on the road to climate catastrophe

It’s so egregious, it no longer really matters if he doesn’t formally opt out of the Paris climate deal.

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Murdoch media vs Renewables: Anatomy of a Twitter spat

Murdoch media vs Renewables: Anatomy of a Twitter spat

AEMO’s final report into SA blackout sparks a social media spat between the state’s energy minister and The Australian’s Michael Owen.

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Rooftop solar finance group issues second green bond in Australia

Rooftop solar finance group issues second green bond in Australia

Credit finance group FlexiGroup issues second CEFC-backed green bond to Australian market, tapping investor demand for residential rooftop solar and battery storage.

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Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

Solar and battery storage set to power Victorian water plant

North East Water launches tender for solar and battery storage system to power Yackandandah water treatment plant – testing the water for the entire national sector.

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Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

Big solar conference: What does 2GW of solar thermal look like?

As more wind and solar is introduced into the grid, more storage will be needed. SolarReserve has plans for a facility of up to 2GW in Nevada.

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Know your NEM: Policy thought bubbles no substitute for security

Know your NEM: Policy thought bubbles no substitute for security

The producer squeeze on futures prices moved from Y18 to FY19 with 5% rises seen over the week in NSW and Victoria. All eyes are on the immediate impact as Hazelwood winds down.

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Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Graph of the Day: Hazelwood winds down, last of pre-1970 plants

Hazelwood begins its winding down, with Wednesday to be the last day of generation of the last of the pre-1970 coal fired power stations.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Fast Frequency Service: Treating the symptom, not the cause?

Changes in the approach to frequency control on synchronous units has resulted in changes that have compromised the resilience of the power system to frequency variations.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.