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Category: Smart Energy

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ARENA funds AGL study into storage for wind farms

ARENA funds AGL study into storage for wind farms

ARENA to fund AGL Energy study into grid-connected energy storage for its wind farms in South Australia.

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Can Clive Palmer be trusted to protect renewable energy target?

Can Clive Palmer be trusted to protect renewable energy target?

Clive Palmer, who has helped Abbott government dump the carbon price and has now reversed his opposition to Direct Action, may now allow changes to the RET. He also says Australian coal is good for emissions reductions.

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Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

Energy storage: The next big thing in solar

A rush of new energy storage deals and product launches reminds us it is the next big thing – not least of all for solar.

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US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

The surprise fall in solar costs means that the Obama administration’s ambitious “Sunshot” targets – to make solar cheaper than fossil fuels – are well within reach.

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New Jersey has a cool new Energy Resilience Bank

New Jersey has a cool new Energy Resilience Bank

Republican-led New Jersey has new Energy Resilience Bank – a green bank with a climate adaptation focus + a big opportunity for green securitisation.

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GE says US wind can compete with fossil fuels without subsidy

GE says US wind can compete with fossil fuels without subsidy

The wind industry is reaching point where it no longer needs production tax credits to survive, says GE, the biggest energy supply company.

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Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

Hydropower may be huge source of methane emissions

What if reservoirs that store water and produce electricity were among some of the world’s largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions?

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Five NSW towns bid to be Australia's first zero net energy town

Five NSW towns bid to be Australia’s first zero net energy town

Five towns NSW’s New England region have bid to become Australia’s first zero net energy towns. Even Barnaby Joyce is a supporter.

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Why energy storage already makes sense in Australia

Why energy storage already makes sense in Australia

Energy storage is already making financial sense in the Australian market, and it won’t be long until battery storage solutions become a compelling investment for households as well as business customers and network operators.

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The US city that has decided to go 100% renewable

The US city that has decided to go 100% renewable

Vermont may be best known for maple syrup and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, but now its largest city can boast another accomplishment.

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Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

The once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms.