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What’s next for Minerals Council's coal and climate policy?

What’s next for Minerals Council’s coal and climate policy?

The abrupt and unexpected departure of the Minerals Council of Australia’s CEO, Brendan Pearson, may well be a crucial tipping point in Australia’s debate over domestic energy policy.

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Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Consumers see solar and battery storage as key to cutting bills

Poll reveals batteries could soon be as “common as dishwashers” in Australian homes, in race to cut power bills with solar and storage.

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US solar industry braces for tariffs after commission ruling on imports

US solar industry braces for tariffs after commission ruling on imports

US solar industry now braces to see what sanctions the USITC will recommend to President Trump on November 13.

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Solar Insiders Podcast September 22

Solar Insiders Podcast September 22

Tesla Powerwall shortages slows storage market

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Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy trials solar trading with blockchain start-up Power Ledger

Origin Energy will trial peer-to-peer solar energy trading using the blockchain-based platform of Perth start-up Power Ledger.

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Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

Solar sedan and sports coupe in race across Australia – and to commercial market

A UNSW-built “solar sedan” is taking on a Brisbane-built solar sports coupe in a race across Australia – and to drive as registered vehicles on Australian roads.

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Whyalla's not a ghost town, it's the centre of a green industrial revolution

Whyalla’s not a ghost town, it’s the centre of a green industrial revolution

Garnaut says renewables will cut energy costs to Whyalla steelworks by at least a third, and outlines plans for large scale solar, rooftop solar and pumped hydro and battery storage.

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Queensland takes lead in Australian renewable energy race

Queensland takes lead in Australian renewable energy race

Large-scale power project construction work has broken through 10,000 jobs and rooftop solar installs almost broke 100MW for the month. And Queensland has taken the lead.

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Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

The race is on for storage solutions that can help provide secure, reliable electricity supply as more renewables enter Australia’s electricity grid.

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Work begins on world's biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins on world’s biggest solar tower and storage plant

Work begins in Dubai on world’s largest solar tower with storage facility, featuring a 260m tower.

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Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Off-grid solar + battery systems prove 15x more reliable than network

Western Power pilot shows stand-alone solar + battery + diesel systems 15 times more reliable than grid, and could save $300 million in avoided network upgrade costs – but only if rules are change changed to allow the systems to be rolled out.