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Category: Smart Energy

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Explainer: power station ‘trips’ are normal, but blackouts are not

Explainer: power station ‘trips’ are normal, but blackouts are not

Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without power over the long weekend as the distribution network struggled with blistering temperatures, reigniting fears about the stability of our energy system.

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Norton Rose Fulbright to add another corporate, energy and resources partner in Brisbane

Norton Rose Fulbright to add another corporate, energy and resources partner in Brisbane

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright announced today that experienced energy and resources partner Gavin Scott will join the Brisbane office.

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Porter Davis partners with Bradford Energy to bring down soaring power prices

Porter Davis partners with Bradford Energy to bring down soaring power prices

Victorian homebuilder Porter Davis has announced a partnership with Australia’s leading solar and battery provider, Bradford Energy, to equip knockdown rebuild homes with the Bradford Solar ChargePack, which includes the innovative Tesla Powerwall 2 home battery.

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Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

While hackers wreak havoc on the climate, blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, could help clean up the mess.

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Strong investor support drives CleanTech Index to new highs

Strong investor support drives CleanTech Index to new highs

Australian CleanTech Index outperforms ASX200 again in December and Q2 FY18, as companies become mainstream, mature, profitable – and less reliant on government policy.

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Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

The heart of China’s coal country has become a global leader in EVs – but is the switch sustainable?

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A month in, Tesla's SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.

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China further cementing its clean energy dominance

China further cementing its clean energy dominance

IEEFA’s latest report finds that China continued to set itself up to dominate clean energy sectors during 2017.

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Intermittent: Another big coal unit trips – that’s four in a week

Intermittent: Another big coal unit trips – that’s four in a week

A 700MW unit at Eraring coal plant tripped during Monday’s peak, the fourth coal unit to fail unexpectedly in less than a week. Meanwhile, another three units – equal to Hazelwood capacity – remain off line.

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ARENA says renewables could be Australia's next great export

ARENA says renewables could be Australia’s next great export

ARENA launches $20m funding round for hydrogen, both for renewable energy exports and for domestic “power-to-gas” storage.

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The further unravelling of Adani’s Carmichael coal project

The further unravelling of Adani’s Carmichael coal project

Another indication, amongst many, of the global transition away from coal.