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Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

ACT energy minister convinces state, federal counterparts to factor in emissions, push battery storage and coal plant retirement.

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LG Chem pushes Australian battery storage prices further down the curve

LG Chem pushes Australian battery storage prices further down the curve

New 6.4kWh system from LG Chem brings costs at top end of the range down towards $1,000kWh, reinforcing the growing wedge between solar and storage and grid prices.

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Richard Di Natale - the party leader living off the grid

Richard Di Natale – the party leader living off the grid

The Greens leader chose to go off-grid 10 years ago, largely because of the huge costs of connecting his then weekender to the grid.

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Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.

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Introducing our new sister site - One Step Off The Grid

Introducing our new sister site – One Step Off The Grid

RenewEconomy introduces new consumer-focused publication, One Step Off The Grid – helping households, businesses and communities navigate energy revolution.

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Ergon considers partial buy-back of $1.5bn solar feed-in tariffs

Ergon considers partial buy-back of $1.5bn solar feed-in tariffs

Ergon Energy looks at buy-back of export feed-in tariffs – and offer of battery storage – to shift load away from evening peaks, and save on grid upgrades.

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Ergon seeks 200MW of big solar, accelerates push into storage

Ergon seeks 200MW of big solar, accelerates push into storage

Ergon Energy seeks 200MW of large-scale solar to meet its RET obligation and boost its regional grid. The Queensland utility is also accelerating its push into battery storage, electric vehicles and a charging network.

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Powercor to add Australia's 'biggest' battery storage to regional grid

Powercor to add Australia’s ‘biggest’ battery storage to regional grid

Powercor to add 2MWh battery storage to grid, as it explores best ways to avoid blackouts, add renewables, save on upgrades.

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Solar and battery storage already cheaper than grid power in Australia

Solar and battery storage already cheaper than grid power in Australia

Leading BNEF analyst says solar + storage unstoppable, because they are already cheaper for Australian households to install than electricity from the grid.

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Energy giants say taking customers off-grid is viable, sometimes preferable

Energy giants say taking customers off-grid is viable, sometimes preferable

ESAA report finds off-grid distributed energy better for edge-of-grid customers, & could save networks tens of millions in avoided ‘poles-and-wires’ costs.

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Why NSW homes may lead in uptake of battery storage

Why NSW homes may lead in uptake of battery storage

Some 160,000 homes in NSW will lose their premium feed in tariffs for solar in 18 months. Here’s why battery storage may look an attractive option.