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Busting more myths about South Australia's wind and solar

Busting more myths about South Australia’s wind and solar

The recent performance of wind and solar in South Australia – 63 per cent of consumption – dispels a few myths around renewables and makes a nonsense of the proposed National Energy Guarantee.

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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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Are political leaders to blame for return of rising electricity demand?

Are political leaders to blame for return of rising electricity demand?

Just when falling electricity demand was becoming an accepted fact in Australia, it is over. There is now enough data to say unequivocally that demand is on the way up again.

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Australian energy emissions continue rise as coal maintains its dominance

Australian energy emissions continue rise as coal maintains its dominance

Total emissions from electricity generation in the year to February 2016 showed a slight uptick from the relatively slow growth seen over the past few months.

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As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

As Japan’s electricity sector evolves, signs its coal dependency will wane

Japan’s power-sector transformation continues with a 2.7 per cent decline in electricity demand over 2015.

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Emissions and demand continue to climb in 2015

Emissions and demand continue to climb in 2015

2015 saw continued growth in total electricity generated in the NEM and also a modest increase in total emissions.

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The race that stopped the nation ... and electricity demand

The race that stopped the nation … and electricity demand

Melbourne Cup caused NSW demand to “fall off a cliff”, down 1,000MW in minutes. But the grid coped fine, as it can with supply changes.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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The problems with a ‘pipe’ limit in cutting peak load

The problems with a ‘pipe’ limit in cutting peak load

Placing an upper limit on a household’s connection to the grid may not be as effective in reducing peak load as some suggest.