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Category: Renewables

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Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

Blackouts: How market operator BoM-ed out on weather forecasts

AEMO’s use of private weather forecasters, and not Bureau of Meteorology, likely contributed to SA’s recent weather-related blackouts.

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ZEN Energy reveals "Big Battery" plans for South Australia

ZEN Energy reveals “Big Battery” plans for South Australia

Adelaide-based ZEN Energy renews calls for electricity market rule changes as it reveals plans to develop a between 50-150MWh battery storage project in SA.

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Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM, Alinta RET shortfall equal to output of 9 big solar farms

ERM and Alinta top list of retailers failing to meet RET obligations in 2016. Their combined shortfall could have supported nine 100MW solar farms in NSW.

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Shorten attacks Coalition for energy "vandalism", affirms 50% target

Shorten attacks Coalition for energy “vandalism”, affirms 50% target

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]

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BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

BYD seeks 25% share of Australia battery storage market

China’s biggest EV and energy storage company targeting 25% share of Australian battery market, with new B-Box product range.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen offers “free power” for slice of Australian electricity market

German battery maker Sonnen hopes to use its new solar and storage “free” electricity deal to muscle in on Australia’s peaking power market.

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8 out of 10 Victorians support renewable energy target, poll finds

8 out of 10 Victorians support renewable energy target, poll finds

New polling shows that the vast majority of Victorians expect state and federal government leadership to cut pollution and support renewable energy.