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Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Record $7.5 billion in large scale solar and wind investment pushes Australia up to number 5 in global renewable energy investment rankings.

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Interview: AEMO's Zibelman says system black was "wake-up call"

Interview: AEMO’s Zibelman says system black was “wake-up call”

New AEMO Audrey Zibelman in a detailed interview on the challenges and opportunities in the changing energy system, her priorities, the market reforms needed, the lessons learned from the South Australia blackout, and why it was a wake up call for the industry as a whole.

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Turnbull's right: we need cheap, clean and reliable power – here's how

Turnbull’s right: we need cheap, clean and reliable power – here’s how

Better managing how we use electricity in our homes will reduce pressure on the grid, and reduce the need for more power stations.

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Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

Luminous Energy wins approval for 300 MW solar farm in Qld

The Brisbane-based developer has obtained approval to build the solar project near Columboola, southwestern Queensland, after a seven-week review process.

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German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German company Senec-IES has begun shipping its battery storage units to the fast-growing Australian storage market, with 2,000 units to be supplied in the first six months of 2017.

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Will New Zealand learn from Australia's rooftop solar mistakes?

Will New Zealand learn from Australia’s rooftop solar mistakes?

What’s happening in New Zealand mimics what happened in Australia 5 or so years ago. The question is, will they learn from our mistakes?

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AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO wants to spend billions more on networks, gas

AEMO report sets out pressing challenges facing Australian electricity networks in future, looks to past for solutions.

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Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Another rooftop solar boom – this time with warnings

Record low solar panel prices, and the ratcheting-down or removal of policy levers, are sparking a boom in Australia’s residential and commercial rooftop solar markets – but also prompting warnings to consumers to avoid the lure of cheap and nasty products, and installers.

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Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia will suffer if Turnbull returns to hard right on energy policy

Australia is now pretty much the only major advanced economy where carbon pollution levels are growing.

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Australia to ratify Paris climate agreement – has much work to do

Australia to ratify Paris climate agreement – has much work to do

The Turnbull government’s decision to ratify the Paris Agreement is welcome news so soon after the election of Trump. But there is much tough policy work to be done if Australia is serious about meeting its climate obligations.

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Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

New report says 2016 to be defined by an acceleration to renewable energy, faster-than-expected shifts regionally and nationally, and growing risk for investors who lag behind.