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Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen offers “free energy” for households using approved installers, and says it has 2,000 battery sales so far in 2017 and keen to play FCAS market.

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Why the Tesla truck will turn freight industry upside down

Why the Tesla truck will turn freight industry upside down

Elon Musk prepares to unveil Tesla’s next big thing – the all electric truck. Analysts expect it to be the biggest thing in the trucking industry for decades, and will slash transport costs.

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Origin and Santos: Australia's bungling Gas Giants

Origin and Santos: Australia’s bungling Gas Giants

There is no easy answer to Australia’s gas shortfall and high prices – and certainly not Turnbull’s Venezuala-style solution. The best bets might be gas imports, and to build more renewables …

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Australia's coal & CSG delusion

Australia’s coal & CSG delusion

The last few weeks have set new standards for national stupidity, as the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, and tries to establish as many new coal,VSG, LNG and oil projects as it can before the shutters come down.

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How Australia's 'fever swamp' of climate science denial is pushing a non-scandal about temperatures

How Australia’s ‘fever swamp’ of climate science denial is pushing a non-scandal about temperatures

Australia’s network of climate science deniers continue to grasp at straws, despite multiple technical inquiries refuting their claims.

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Start-ups specialising in EV support, energy efficiency for homes and businesses, and the efficient roll-out of solar PV selected among 5 new participants in 12-month clean energy “incubator” program.

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Know your NEM: Farewell to Australia's biggest coal spruiker

Know your NEM: Farewell to Australia’s biggest coal spruiker

The main news of the week was Brendan Pearson’s departure from Minerals Council of Australia. The numbers opposing a clean energy target are dwindling rapidly.

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Australian EV market hots up as Renault promises ZOE and Kangoo

Australian EV market hots up as Renault promises ZOE and Kangoo

Renault to offer its fully electric ZOE “supermini” EV and Kangoo minivan for sale on Australian market in “couple of months.”

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Electricity emissions continue fall after Hazelwood closure

Electricity emissions continue fall after Hazelwood closure

Report says emissions have fallen after Hazelwood closure, but finds It hard to think of a more expensive & unreliable way to achieve reliable and affordable energy than prolonging the life Liddell coal generation.

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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.