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Category: Smart Energy

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Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

Germany already has more green power than it ever had nuclear

The Governor of New York State says Americans will be reading by candlelight unless nuclear is subsidised. But how about a look at the data.

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John Hewson pushes "trillion dollar" opportunity in "refined" coal

John Hewson pushes “trillion dollar” opportunity in “refined” coal

Coal-fired cars? Climate campaigner John Hewson promotes discarded technology that his business partners say could turn coal into a “universal fuel” and ensure long-term survival of coal industry – in Latrobe Valley and elsewhere. Environmental campaigners are horrified.

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CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

CSIRO-made smart solar and storage system launched by Evergen

A solar and storage energy management system developed by CSIRO and backed by AMP Capital has been launched in Australia.

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ACCC says it's OK for big utilities to exploit market power

ACCC says it’s OK for big utilities to exploit market power

ACCC says it’s perfectly OK for big utilities to exercise their market power and force up prices, as they did to devastating effect in South Australia last month. And although the regulator identified the lack of competition in the state a decade ago, it still chooses to take a pot-shot at renewables.

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World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

World-leading solar and battery storage project lures BHP

BHP says potential for solar and battery storage at remote and off-grid sites is “enormous” as it signs on to world-leading project near Cooktown in north Queensland. Co-funders ARENA says it is clear battery storage is already competitive in certain locations.

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"Watershed" demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

“Watershed” demand response, battery storage project wins Victoria grant

A Victorian project using “non-network” demand response solutions to avoid network “gold-plating” has won state government funding.

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Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Award-winning state green building program scrapped by Victoria’s former Coalition government, has been reinstated by Labor with a $33m investment over two years to cut building energy consumption and emissions.

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Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals "ludicrous"

Networks say battery storage ring-fencing proposals “ludicrous”

Fight looms between retailers and networks over right to install solar and battery storage in homes, businesses. Spark Infrastructure says proposed rules “ludicrous”.

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Changing lives with solar microgrids

Changing lives with solar microgrids

A nonprofit organization is testing a solution that could be a model of how to bring electricity to 1.2 billion people still living in the dark.

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United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

United Energy taps solar, storage, software to defer network upgrade

GreenSync to deliver landmark community-based demand response, energy storage project for United Energy, to avoid network upgrade on Mornington Peninsula.

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Time to ditch the "dumb" grid and embrace a smart energy future

Time to ditch the “dumb” grid and embrace a smart energy future

Australia’s National Energy Market is hamstrung by an out-dated, ‘dumb’ grid, and must be updated to face the realities of low carbon, low marginal cost energy generation.