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Category: Smart Energy

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Telco, online energy retailer merge to take on coal-laden utilities

Telco, online energy retailer merge to take on coal-laden utilities

Junior telco amaysim buys online retailer Click Energy to create an “asset light” company that can specialise in “smart home” and challenge energy retailers and incumbent utilities without the burden of legacy fossil fuel plants.

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Melting in the sun: How fossil fuel generators failed in summer heat-wave

Melting in the sun: How fossil fuel generators failed in summer heat-wave

Yet another report highlights how fossil fuel generators have “melted” in the summer heatwave, with 3,000MW of capacity lost as use of air conditioners soared in early February.

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Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Off-grid design – consider the variables carefully

Going off-grid is a big step. It requires careful consideration, good design and engaged users.

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Thermo-chemical energy: Uni Newcastle unveils challenge to solar + storage

Thermo-chemical energy: Uni Newcastle unveils challenge to solar + storage

Uni Newcastle and Infratech unveil thermo-chemical competitor to rooftop solar and battery storage – apparently able to produce heat, hot water and 24-hour power.

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Energy efficiency market steady amid talk of cheaper lighting options

Energy efficiency market steady amid talk of cheaper lighting options

Having lost ground early in the month, March energy efficiency market prices were stable, amid talk of cheaper forms of commercial lighting.

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"Get used to it": We're switching from "baseload" to a smart grid

“Get used to it”: We’re switching from “baseload” to a smart grid

“Get used it”. That was the simple message to energy incumbents highlighting rapidly changing “energy paradigm” in Australia and across the world from baseload power to “flexible generation”.

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Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

Why the IEA still gets it wrong on fossil fuels

The IEA is using unrealistic assumptions about emissions and CCS to keep coal and oil in the picture.

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New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. But a number of new technologies are promising to change this.

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Competition isn't working in Australia's energy retail markets

Competition isn’t working in Australia’s energy retail markets

Australia’s residential electricity prices are amongst the highest in the world so it’s not hard to see why customers have been up in arms about high prices.

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South Australia should dump diesel plan and think smarter

South Australia should dump diesel plan and think smarter

South Australia is being urged by market operator and private providers to dump its plan for diesel back-up generators, and think smarter on the demand side of the equation.

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Redback eyes Middle East bonanza after winning UAE trial

Redback eyes Middle East bonanza after winning UAE trial

Brisbane-based internet-of-things technology company Redback cracks international market with MOU for Dubai South energy management trial.