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Category: Smart Energy

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Queensland election:  A choice between solar and coal

Queensland election: A choice between solar and coal

Campbell Newman is at risk of being swept from power as Queenslanders realise what he himself pointed out in 2011: that digging up the Galilee Basin to export coal is a monumentally stupid idea. Newman would likely turn purple at the idea of losing office, but a new solar map shows his electorate already has (turned purple).

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Senior Abbott MP concedes Australians ready to leave the grid

Senior Abbott MP concedes Australians ready to leave the grid

Senior Coalition MP says solar and storage will take consumers off the grid, so best to sell networks while they still have value.

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Eos Energy to offer MW scale battery storage system at $160/kWh

Eos Energy to offer MW scale battery storage system at $160/kWh

Eos Energy storage’s aurora battery system will be commercially available In 2016, at $160/kWh.

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Why dedicating land to bioenergy won't curb climate change

Why dedicating land to bioenergy won’t curb climate change

How does bioenergy contribute to a sustainable food and climate future?

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Big Oil needs a Plan B. It hasn’t got one

Big Oil needs a Plan B. It hasn’t got one

Just how much trouble is Big Oil in? The biggest, richest and most ruthless industry sector ever to strut the global economy is facing an existential crisis thanks to plunging oil prices. And according to the latest analysis, it has no Plan B.

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Eon’s transformation: How it will change the energy debate

Eon’s transformation: How it will change the energy debate

The energy market is riddled with rules and regulations that lock in a future for assets that will not be required in the new world.

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US finally opens waters to offshore wind farms

US finally opens waters to offshore wind farms

Currently, there is not a single wind turbine generating even a watt of electricity in American waters , but that could soon change.

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Graphs of the Day: The success of Germany's energy transition

Graphs of the Day: The success of Germany’s energy transition

A dozen graphs to show success of Germany’s energy transition – as renewable source rise, coal burning, emissions, and wholesale prices have all fallen.

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Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

Austria is 100 per cent nuclear-free

On 1 January 2015, Austria’s “ban” on imports of nuclear power went into effect as planned.

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Electric cars and demand charges – the storage imperative

Electric cars and demand charges – the storage imperative

Storage is critical to Solar’s value proposition for commercial applications.

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BNEF top 10 predictions for clean energy in 2015

BNEF top 10 predictions for clean energy in 2015

What will 2015 bring? Sizzle in the energy storage market; a possible 60GW of added solar capacity; another miserable year for coal… and much more.