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Batteries are energy on tap - but who owns the tap?

Batteries are energy on tap – but who owns the tap?

It’s been a bit of a free-for-all up till now, but the regulatory regime seems to be developing in a way that should benefit consumers and renewables in the long run.

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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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Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

Tesla joins effort to pair batteries with offshore wind

The US EV and battery maker has teamed up with Deepwater Wind to create the largest offshore wind farm with large-scale storage.

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Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

People are excited about batteries are forgetting one important issue: the raw materials needed to build this technology – where they come from and their environmental cost.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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Reform to "anti-Demand Management" regulations would cut power costs

Reform to “anti-Demand Management” regulations would cut power costs

New study finds smarter electricity network regulation would improve reliability, reduce emissions and cut power bills for energy users.

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Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

Batteries are sexy and synchronous, but will energy ministers trust them?

SA energy minister Tom Koutsantonis is still weighing up how much faith he can put into battery storage to manage the grid.

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Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Innovation: Nano-Nouvelle battery boosting technology one step closer to market

Nano-Nouvelle says lithium-ion battery boosting technology is ready for use on commercial battery production lines.

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Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease for battery storage hub

Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease for battery storage hub

Carnegie teams with Samsung, Lend Lease to propose battery storage hub and R&D centre in Adelaide as part of government tender.

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Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria seeks 100MW energy storage in $20m tender

Victoria’s Andrews govt launches $20m tender for proposals to work with state’s networks to install up to 100MW of grid-scale energy storage by 2018.

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Australian regulators warned they could cripple battery storage industry

Australian regulators warned they could cripple battery storage industry

CEC warns Australian regulators not to ‘jump at shadows’ or ‘overreach’ on home battery storage guidelines.