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Category: Smart Energy

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A leap ahead for energy efficient homes in Australia

A leap ahead for energy efficient homes in Australia

How Australia’s widespread adoption of Energy Scores holds important lessons for the U.S. residential housing market.

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Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

It feels like every other day there’s at least one new article touting blockchain as “the next big thing in energy.” But the blockchain is a bit of an esoteric concept to most of us. So, what is it?

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Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia says it will focus on solar and wind energy in a new $US50 billion energy plan that is about to be unveiled.

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We need a fair price for solar - and we need it now

We need a fair price for solar – and we need it now

ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.

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Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.

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In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

In 2017, regulators should fight for consumers, not incumbents

Despite predictions that consumers – households and businesses – will be supplying half of all electricity needs within a few decades, the automatic reflex of the institutions that govern our electricity market remains to protect the incumbents. This needs to change.

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Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target "massive" microgrid market

Carnegie, Lendlease join forces to target “massive” microgrid market

Carnegie Clean Energy’s EMC and Lendlease Services ink major deal to corner Australia’s multi-billion dollar microgrid market.

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GE: Why grids don't need to rely on "synchronous" generation

GE: Why grids don’t need to rely on “synchronous” generation

GE technology chief says days of “relying solely on synchronous generation for everything are over”. In a direct challenge to those who say grid security can only be assured by spinning coal and gas turbines, the world’s biggest provider of energy equipment says wind and solar can do the job just as well.

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Hazelwood closure to cost the same as one inefficient lightbulb

Hazelwood closure to cost the same as one inefficient lightbulb

How much will the Hazelwood coal power plant closure really cost you? Let’s shed some (energy efficient) light on the matter.

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Ring fencing: Who should have power over your solar and storage?

Ring fencing: Who should have power over your solar and storage?

New guideline on “ring fencing” still gives too much latitude to the networks, and may work against the interest of consumers.

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Cutting energy waste through efficiency - NSW takes the lead

Cutting energy waste through efficiency – NSW takes the lead

NSW new initiative on energy efficiency is good model for the Victorian government’s long-awaited energy efficiency and productivity strategy.