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Category: Smart Energy

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Coalition still being led by the nose by Institute of Public Affairs

Coalition still being led by the nose by Institute of Public Affairs

Using a technique mastered by conservative think tanks like the IPA, the Coalition’s efforts on energy policy are mostly an exercise in gathering misleading information and presenting it as proof of something, in this case that wind and solar don’t work.

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Energy Efficiency Market Report: Signs of recovery?

Energy Efficiency Market Report: Signs of recovery?

The period of steady declines in the VEEC price appears to have passed – at least for now – with November appearing to confirm the pricing range established in October.

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Vic network fault causes outages in South Australia, conservatives blame renewables

Vic network fault causes outages in South Australia, conservatives blame renewables

Major fault on Victorian transmission cases network separation and power outages in South Australia grid, and conservatives blame wind and solar.

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Retailers score major win in battle for behind-the-meter market

Retailers score major win in battle for behind-the-meter market

AER Ring-fencing Guideline delivers retailers victory in battle over access to Australia’s solar and battery storage market, effectively ruling networks out of the game.

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Change market rules, and battery storage will easily beat gas

Change market rules, and battery storage will easily beat gas

Energy minister Josh Frydenberg heckled at conference over commitment to gas generation, but a new report highlights the benefits of battery storage to wholesale prices and network security – if the market rules that currently favour fossil fuel generators are changed.

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India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s latest electricity sector report provides some clear insights into the progress on the electricity sector transformation.

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Graph of the Day - Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Graph of the Day – Tesla Powerwall 2 way ahead of competition on price

Today’s graph shows both versions of the Powerwall 2 are well ahead of the closest competition on price, beating its closest rivals by one third.

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Blockchain network disruption coming, and Australia among pioneers

Blockchain network disruption coming, and Australia among pioneers

Australian start-up Power Ledger named as global leader in blockchain technology which has the potential to “rapidly disrupt” the traditional energy market and fast-track the shift to decentralised generation.

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How energy efficiency will reshape power markets

How energy efficiency will reshape power markets

The impact of new highly efficient fridges and washing machines, zero carbon homes and LED lighting will likely reshape the global energy markets, Citigroup says, removing pricing power from fossil fuel plants.

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AGL Energy’s Jekyll and Hyde pitch to consumers and investors

AGL Energy’s Jekyll and Hyde pitch to consumers and investors

AGL Energy projects an image of the old utility taking a lead role in new energy technologies and concepts. Yet it’s difficult to imagine a company more entrenched in the economics of brown and black coal generation. Here’s why CEO Andy Vesey wants to have his cake and eat it too.

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Property giant Investa sets "science based" zero carbon target for 2040

Property giant Investa sets “science based” zero carbon target for 2040

Australia’s largest commercial real estate group becomes first to commit to net zero emissions by 2040. Why? Because science and economics 101.