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Category: Smart Energy

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CleanTech Index: Even the miners are supporting it now!

CleanTech Index: Even the miners are supporting it now!

Australia’s CleanTech Index outperformed the ASX in September and in Q1 of the financial year – just as it has over the last three years.

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Building and precincts to go carbon neutral

Building and precincts to go carbon neutral

The Turnbull Government today launched the National Carbon Offset Standard for buildings and precincts

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California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California regulator rejects proposal to refurbish a gas peaking plant, paving the way for a solar plus storage solution instead.

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In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

At most, the current orthodoxy – despite its renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency – will result in flat or gently declining emissions. It’s time to stick it up the orthodoxy!

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Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

While it may take decades yet for renewables to become the dominant form of generation globally, their presence today is permanent, economically rational and their advance inevitable.

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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.