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Category: Smart Energy

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Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

RET Review member paid enough for a 20kW solar system, as PM&C concedes Warburton Review went beyond terms of reference. This comes as the Climate Change Authority, which the Abbott government says it still wants to ditch, says it will complete its own report on the RET.

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Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.

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Europe's great climate and energy test

Europe’s great climate and energy test

EU leaders meet this week to set foundations of climate and energy policy for 2030. Can Europe convince the world it has a credible strategy?

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Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

We are told energy storage is needed for variable wind and solar. But this is not true now, and won’t be for some time.

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Micropower's quiet takeover - it accounts for 25% of global supply

Micropower’s quiet takeover – it accounts for 25% of global supply

Micropower is cost-competitive and rapidly scalable … and it democratizes energy choices, promotes competition, speeds learning and innovation.

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 Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

Could a Tesla test drive cure Abbott government’s deep denial?

A test drive in a Tesla – and a collective “Tesla smile” in the conservative ranks – might give the Abbott government an insight into the future. And how the confluence of renewables, storage and software will shape the future. It is not so scary, and not some part of a green plot or climate hoax designed to bring down their society.

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Australian gas bills set to spike by $300 a year, says report – but it's for the greater good

Australian gas bills set to spike by $300 a year, says report – but it’s for the greater good

Report says governments should clear way for Australian gas export boom, despite fact it could drive up household gas bills by $300 a year in some cities.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's renewable energy generation

Graph of the Day: Australia’s renewable energy generation

Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.

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Nuclear fusion in a decade? Don't get too excited

Nuclear fusion in a decade? Don’t get too excited

Lockheed Martin says it’s working on a compact nuclear fusion reactor that could be deployed in 10 years. Physicists aren’t getting their hopes up just yet.

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Victoria energy efficiency target safe, for now, as Napthine govt backs down

Victoria energy efficiency target safe, for now, as Napthine govt backs down

Victorian Energy Efficiency Target scheme given stay of execution, as Napthine govt backs away from plans to cut it short and scrap it.

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Why rooftop solar makes networks such a hard sell

Why rooftop solar makes networks such a hard sell

New report says asset value of NSW networks needs to be written down by nearly half so they can compete with rooftop solar. If they don’t, consumers will be forced to pay more, many will leave the grid, and the assets will end up being stranded.