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Category: News & Commentary

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Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

A comedian’s take on the “ridiculous” energy market business model, the win-lose equation of rooftop solar, and why our PM is the wind turbine that won’t spin.

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Gas shortfall may be short-lived, thanks to growing renewables

Gas shortfall may be short-lived, thanks to growing renewables

The anticipated shortfall in the gas market – which prompted the Turnbull government to intervene this week – may be short-lived, thanks to the huge investment in new wind and solar farms.

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Victoria seeks two 20MW large scale batteries to be installed by January

Victoria seeks two 20MW large scale batteries to be installed by January

Victoria government wants two 20MW battery storage installations, with 100MWh of storage, in place by January.

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Turnbull's gas changes will lift cost of capital, but won't relieve prices

Turnbull’s gas changes will lift cost of capital, but won’t relieve prices

Turnbull’s intervention in gas market may guarantee supply, but is unlikely to relieve prices. LNG producers, and Santos in particular, still have a big problem.

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Which fuel is setting electricity prices? Clue: it's not wind or solar

Which fuel is setting electricity prices? Clue: it’s not wind or solar

The way electricity prices were set in the wholesale market has changed dramatically in just one year. So, who’s playing games with their gas and hydro power?

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Why age of populism won't derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

If the world is to decarbonise, Australia’s key trading partners of ours must be part of that shift. That means zero emissions hydrogen fuels – powered by wind and solar – replacing coal and gas exports.

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South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW

South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW

South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW on Anzac Day.

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Monash Uni tenders for new wind or solar farm in Australian first

Monash Uni tenders for new wind or solar farm in Australian first

Monash Uni offers long-term contract for 55GWh of new wind or solar in Australia’s biggest non-government renewables tender, to date.

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Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into "IoT" start-up Wattwatchers

Innovation: Southern Cross tips $2m into “IoT” start-up Wattwatchers

Southern Cross VC fund backs NSW-based “internet of things” energy data company Wattwatchers.

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Graph of the Day: Wind capacity set to nearly double in 5 years

Graph of the Day: Wind capacity set to nearly double in 5 years

Policy initiatives in China, India and Australia to help deliver a near doubling of wind energy capacity within 5 years.