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Category: Resource Efficiency

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An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

An end to blackouts? Demand management success depends on collaboration

As national debate over energy supply reaches fever pitch, more attention is now being paid to the role of demand management, a weapon of last resort in Australia.

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WA grid could reach 85% renewables - and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

WA grid could reach 85% renewables – and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

Repowering WA’s South West Integrated System grid with renewables would not increase the wholesale electricity price, new modelling shows.

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What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

Though the awareness of climate risk disclosure has become more prevalent, such disclosures by Australian companies are still the exception rather than the norm.

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Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

When the perfect is the enemy of the “roughly acceptable”: Economists back emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.

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CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC backs waste management sector with $90m Cleanaway loan

CEFC extends $90m corporate loan to Cleanaway, its first major transaction with a leading Australian waste management company.

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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.

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World has already used nature's budget for year, and Australia is worst offender

World has already used nature’s budget for year, and Australia is worst offender

World needs 1.7 Earths to continue as it is. If everyone lived like Australians, we’d need 5.2 Earths.

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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Clean-tech stocks outperform general market again, as smart investors buy in

Clean-tech stocks outperform general market again, as smart investors buy in

It is no surprise that, regardless of the fickleness of environmental politics, smart investors are buying into the businesses that are redefining how we live.

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Coal has lost the energy war, so why are we still fighting?

Coal has lost the energy war, so why are we still fighting?

The political fight for coal power in Australia is already lost. Meanwhile, we are missing all the clean energy opportunities that have fallen into our lap.

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Cutting Edge grid controls could kill need for coal

Cutting Edge grid controls could kill need for coal

One of the fiercest defenders of brown coal generators now says they can be replaced with wide adoption of voltage regulation technologies that can make there grid more efficient.