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Category: Smart Energy

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Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

Why oil price crash is good news for climate, and clean energy

The collapse in global oil prices is good for the climate, and clean energy. Big Oil has put Arctic drilling on hold because it no longer makes economic sense. That will allow extend the world’s carbon budget, and result in capital flowing to renewables.

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Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Victoria’s newly elected Labor government to retain state’s key energy efficiency scheme, VEET, which was to be scrapped under the Coalition.

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SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower, Sunverge to offer solar with storage in Australia, US

SunPower says the new integrated solution will allow utilities “to access the benefits of rooftop solar and storage at significant scale.”

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US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

US solar-plus-storage market to surpass $1bn by 2018

Between California’s mandate for 1.3GW of energy storage for its grid and Tesla’s Giga factory announcement, the energy storage market is nearing a tipping point.

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Tag Pacific to build Australia's largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific to build Australia’s largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific’s MPower to deliver 800kWh grid-connected energy storage system alongside solar PV plant in Queensland.

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Big Coal’s 2014 nightmare

Big Coal’s 2014 nightmare

If 2013 was ‘annus horribilus’ for the global coal industry, 2014 has become its never-ending nightmare.

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China coal peak, what the IEA missed

China coal peak, what the IEA missed

An analysis of the IEA’s calculations suggests they may be a very optimistic outlook for the world’s most polluting form of energy.

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UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW turns to crowd-funding to develop hydrogen energy breakthrough

UNSW calls on people and business to fund potentially game-changing hydrogen energy storage breakthrough.

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2014: The Australian solar market review

2014: The Australian solar market review

The rise of the solar citizen, the demise of utility 1.0, and the arrival of energy storage. Oh, and the politics. It has been a big year.

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China looks to ban coal-to-gas projects

China looks to ban coal-to-gas projects

Chinese authorities are considering banning any new coal-to-gas projects in a move that could save emissions equivalent to Australia’s annual output.

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Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australian fossil fuel subsidies put at $47bn, as RET wrestle continues

Australia’s fossil fuels sector will get $47bn in subsidies over next 4 years, report suggests. This, as Abbott government dug in over cuts to RET.