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Category: Smart Energy

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Are energy-efficient workplaces healthier? Just Google it.

Are energy-efficient workplaces healthier? Just Google it.

An increasing number of organizations are recognizing the value beyond energy cost savings that energy-efficient buildings provide.

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Wind power could improve grid resiliency

Wind power could improve grid resiliency

New study finds wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls.

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ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

ACT energy efficiency scheme saving households $1,600 a year

Review of ACT’s Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme finds it cuts equivalent of 237,908 tonnes of CO2, saves participating households $1,600.

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Solar PV sets new record in Italy - 10% of demand

Solar PV sets new record in Italy – 10% of demand

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country’s electricity demand from January to August.

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Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

Battery storage to make reserve coal plants redundant

The new battery reacts within a fraction of a second, far faster than conventional plants can with their rotating masses.

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Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050

Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050

Greens leader Christine Milne has called on Australia to commit to being “net carbon zero” by 2050, and commit to cutting emissions by up to 60 per cent by 2030. Australia should phase out coal fired power stations by emissions regulation, as had occurred in US and China.

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Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Coal industry in deep denial over Chinese crackdown on coal

Reaction of the coal industry to the recently released Chinese restrictions on dirty coal use in key coastal regions reveals an industry in deep denial.

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Redflow says trials show large scale storage “cost competitive”

Australian battery technology developer RedFlow says trials of its zinc-bromine “flow” batteries shows the storage technology is “cost competitive” in large scale applications.

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Stem banks $100M to finance no-money-down energy storage

Stem banks $100M to finance no-money-down energy storage

Stem, a behind-the-meter energy storage startup, raised $100m to finance distributed energy storage at commercial and industrial customers.

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Why ExxonMobil is betting on a higher carbon price than Google

Why ExxonMobil is betting on a higher carbon price than Google

Most companies expect to pay a much higher carbon price than current prices. And they are already including it in their investment models.

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Technologies that could grow global economy and save planet, at no extra cost

Technologies that could grow global economy and save planet, at no extra cost

A detailed look at which climate-friendly technologies could grow the global economy and help the world avoid the worst impacts of climate change.