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W.A. says solar is the future as it prepares to dump coal

W.A. says solar is the future as it prepares to dump coal

West Australia energy minister says the future is in solar, noting that it is cheap, democratic, and was likely to displace the state’s ageing coal generators. And this man used to head the IPA!

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Victoria networks to sell solar direct to customers, taking on retailers

Victoria networks to sell solar direct to customers, taking on retailers

Victoria’s electricity networks push into commercial solar market and storage as part of strategy that could put them in direct competition with electricity retailers.

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ARENA says one million Australian homes "hungry" for battery storage

ARENA says one million Australian homes “hungry” for battery storage

ARENA CEO says speed and impact of coming battery storage megashift ‘difficult to understate’, but could have huge benefits for networks and consumers.

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Regulators delay network saving proposals for another 5 years

Regulators delay network saving proposals for another 5 years

Rules that could have reduced network bills delayed another 5 years, after fierce resistance from coal generators. In a blow to battery storage and solar PV, the decision could mean higher bills and more grid defections, as networks and retailers fight over consumers.

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Origin aims to be No.1 in solar, but has a long way to travel

Origin aims to be No.1 in solar, but has a long way to travel

Origin Energy is bullish about Australia’s rooftop solar market, and wants to be the No. 1 player. But it’s not an easy target.

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8 potential battery storage technology breakthroughs

8 potential battery storage technology breakthroughs

Lab innovations in battery storage technologies have come to light almost weekly in the last quarter.

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Abbott's silly claim: 50% renewables will ruin us

Abbott’s silly claim: 50% renewables will ruin us

Contrary to Coalition claims, achieving 50% renewables by 2030 is not an economic or technical problem. It just needs to be made a policy priority.

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Shorten says solar + storage allowing consumers to lead energy revolution

Shorten says solar + storage allowing consumers to lead energy revolution

Labor leader says energy markets in midst of ‘seismic shift’ – an ‘energy revolution’ driven by consumers, solar and battery storage.

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Abbott points to solar plus storage, but does he really get it?

Abbott points to solar plus storage, but does he really get it?

Buried in Abbott’s 2030 emissions reduction policy is a cursory mention of solar and storage. But does he, or anyone in the Coalition, really get the enormous role these unstoppable technologies will play in reducing Australia’s emissions and transforming its energy market?

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AGL says still not enough policy certainty for large-scale renewables

AGL says still not enough policy certainty for large-scale renewables

Investment in large-scale renewables face more months of stagnation after AGL says there is still not enough policy certainty to push investment, thanks to Coalition and Labor split on climate and clean energy. AGL, however, says it has doubled its rooftop solar sales, and is making its first battery storages sales to customers.

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You can now get 'wind turbine syndrome' from solar panels and batteries

You can now get ‘wind turbine syndrome’ from solar panels and batteries

Wind turbine syndrome all over again? As solar + storage threaten power incumbents, the renewables industry should prepare for a new health scare campaign.