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Category: Smart Energy

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ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

ACT launches second phase of battery test centre, early results in

Early results suggest that lithium-ion out-performs both the advanced and traditional lead-acid battery packs in terms of round-trip efficiency.

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AGL expands smart technology portfolio with $13m in US start-up

AGL expands smart technology portfolio with $13m in US start-up

AGL invests $13 million in smart lock and smart home controls start-up in US, expanding its push into new technologies.

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Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

Innovation, disruption and the utility business model

The power sector’s rapid transformation has barely started, but implications for incumbents are beginning to be felt and speculated.

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Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It's time to go fully electric

Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It’s time to go fully electric

Sally Perini has four electric cars, a fully electric ride on mower and a suite of electric tools. And for good reason: One two-stroke leaf blower used for one hour can produce as much hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same time.

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The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

It’s been almost 5 years since I swapped from a petrol engined motorcycle to an all electric Zero. Since then I’ve travelled 32,767km at an average cost of 1.5c per km.

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Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

The world’s biggest oil producers are starting to take electric vehicles seriously as a long-term threat.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.

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Porsche installs $900,000 Solar pylon & 1st high-power EV supercharger

Porsche installs $900,000 Solar pylon & 1st high-power EV supercharger

Porsche’s new corporate banner in its Berlin HQ is made up of 8,000 solar cells that will generate enough to meet energy needs of entire building.

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VW's I.D. to be cheaper than Model 3, plans super-fast charging network

VW’s I.D. to be cheaper than Model 3, plans super-fast charging network

While VW pays off fines from diesel cheating scheme, it is also aiming to become the world’s leading electric car producer.

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Cutting Edge grid controls could kill need for coal

Cutting Edge grid controls could kill need for coal

One of the fiercest defenders of brown coal generators now says they can be replaced with wide adoption of voltage regulation technologies that can make there grid more efficient.