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Category: Smart Energy

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2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

The market for smart energy management in Australia is taking off, as energy users act to take control of their energy costs.

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Time for Australia to wake up to scale and pace of clean energy transition

Time for Australia to wake up to scale and pace of clean energy transition

Billionaires get it. A million households get it. And so do thousands of businesses. So why does Australia’s government – and its principal regulators – fail to understand that the way to a cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid is with more renewables, not less.

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Network Opportunity Maps to pave way to smart, renewable grid

Network Opportunity Maps to pave way to smart, renewable grid

A web-based interactive map – dubbed the Uber of the electricity market – will help pave the way for a smart and renewable grid.

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NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

It remains unclear how the NEG will ensure the investor confidence required to deliver a strong pipeline of new clean energy projects.

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Vector wins new Australian smart metering contract

Vector wins new Australian smart metering contract

Vector has announced it has executed a contract to provide metering services to EnergyAustralia with an initial three-year deployment period that will commence before the end of 2017.

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LONGi selected into "New China Nifty 50" by Goldman Sachs

LONGi selected into “New China Nifty 50” by Goldman Sachs

Recently, the world’s largest investment bank Goldman Sachs selected 50 stocks reflecting the Chinese economy at the new stage, known as the “New China Nifty 50”.

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Climate peace in our time?

Climate peace in our time?

Pressure could mount to set a significantly tighter emissions target for the electricity sector – which does not bode well for a climate truce.

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Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Amid devastation, Tesla begins restoring power in Puerto Rico

Current estimates suggest 80% of Puerto Rico is still without power, but thanks to Elon Musk’s efforts at least one children’s hospital has been able to turn the lights on.

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Sonnen to unveil first Australian micro-grid, contemplates local manufacture

Sonnen to unveil first Australian micro-grid, contemplates local manufacture

Sonnen to announce first Australian micro-grid, or “SonnenCity”, where new housing developments come equipped with solar and storage. It says distributed energy key to slashing electricity prices.

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Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

It is difficult not to lapse into despair about Australia’s energy policy morass, which is dominated by a deeply entrenched culture of half-truths, vested interests, ideology and wishful thinking.

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Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

IEA says coal will be used to provide access to electricity to just 16% of those without electricity now, while renewables will account for at least 60%.