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Category: Smart Energy

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The Pears Report: Only asset write downs will fix network costs

The Pears Report: Only asset write downs will fix network costs

Only asset write-downs will fix soaring prices, but policymakers and governments seem reluctant to unravel this welfare scheme for powerful incumbents.

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The Pears Report: Energy pricing demands a response

The Pears Report: Energy pricing demands a response

When energy assets were being sold off, many politicians thought that people would blame the industry for any problems, not governments. Sorry guys. Everyone knows you write the rules and supposedly enforce them.

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How lakes can generate electricity

How lakes can generate electricity

Scientists develop new ways to harness energy from evaporation.

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A year since the SA blackout, who's winning the high-wattage power play?

A year since the SA blackout, who’s winning the high-wattage power play?

It’s a year to the day since the entire state of South Australia was plunged into darkness. And what a year it’s been, for energy policy geeks and political tragics alike.

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South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia is ready to lead again, this time with saltwater pumped hydro storage. Here’s an inside look at what is planned.

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The Pears Report:  Summertime, and the living ain’t easy

The Pears Report: Summertime, and the living ain’t easy

With summer approaching, there’s a flurry of activity to ensure reliable energy generation under peak loads.

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Future Grid teams with WattWatchers to tap demand response energy market

Future Grid teams with WattWatchers to tap demand response energy market

“Software meets hardware” partnership aims to tap booming behind-the-meter energy market – a key part of future NEM.

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Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

Why isn’t energy productivity 
part of national debate on 
electricity costs and security?

In the ongoing furore over energy and climate policy, the energy productivity opportunity is being ignored as a solution despite its potential for energy cost reductions.

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Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen waives monthly fees for battery customers in new deal with installers

Sonnen offers “free energy” for households using approved installers, and says it has 2,000 battery sales so far in 2017 and keen to play FCAS market.

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Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

Stunning tipping points mean coal will never be great again

The global energy industry is experiencing two major tipping points for wind and solar that means that coal will never be great again, no matter how much Conservative politicians and columnists may wish it to be so.

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Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Five new companies selected for EnergyLab Acceleration Program

Start-ups specialising in EV support, energy efficiency for homes and businesses, and the efficient roll-out of solar PV selected among 5 new participants in 12-month clean energy “incubator” program.