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Category: Smart Energy

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Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s DeepMind AI reduces data centre cooling bill by 40%

Google’s 2014 acquisition of artificial intelligence company DeepMind has paid dividends, by helping to save the company 40% on its data center cooling electricity bills.

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Australia falls to back of the class on energy efficiency

Australia falls to back of the class on energy efficiency

There are several reasons that Australia lags behind other wealthy countries on energy efficiency.

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Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Australia in reverse on energy efficiency, says new global report

Report finds Australia going backwards in energy efficiency, due to particularly poor performance in transport and industry.

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Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating "obscene price spikes"

Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating “obscene price spikes”

The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.

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Put politics aside – it’s time to take the power back

Put politics aside – it’s time to take the power back

Solar power and battery storage are already challenging conventional electricity generation and distribution models. This transition to clean energy is happening in spite of government policy, not because of it.

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Australia's big energy retailers are fattening their consumer margins

Australia’s big energy retailers are fattening their consumer margins

Electricity retailers make their biggest margins in South Australia, the state at the centre of controversy over energy prices. And retail margins in many states have jumped 50 per cent.

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Smart meter guru to head up "internet of things" expansion

Smart meter guru to head up “internet of things” expansion

Sydney-based energy data company Wattwatchers has appointed a 10-year veteran of world’s biggest smart meter company as new managing director.

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Australian battery boosting technology to be trialled in US

Australian battery boosting technology to be trialled in US

Qld-based Nano-Nouvelle’s lithium-ion battery boosting Nanode technology to be trialled by two US battery manufacturers in new deal.

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Regulator to push networks to consider alternatives to poles and wires

Regulator to push networks to consider alternatives to poles and wires

Regulator proposes new rules to force network operators to consider new technologies – presumably battery storage and local renewable energy – as an alternative to replacing new poles and wires.

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First Enphase battery storage system installed in Sydney house

First Enphase battery storage system installed in Sydney house

Enphase Energy has installed its first beta battery storage system at a Sydney house, in final phase of testing before mass market rollout.

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"Internet of energy" start-up taps booming Australian solar + storage market

“Internet of energy” start-up taps booming Australian solar + storage market

US energy management start-up Geli to establish regional hub in Australia, backed by $3m investment from Southern Cross Renewable Energy Venture Capital Fund.