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Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

Want energy storage? Here are 22,000 sites for pumped hydro across Australia

The race is on for storage solutions that can help provide secure, reliable electricity supply as more renewables enter Australia’s electricity grid.

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EnergyAustralia Yallourn project

Australia’s main grid is over-dependent on old, dirty coal and needs reform

Research shows that the (NEM) in Australia is dominated by sub-critical electricity generators that are in general old and highly polluting by global standards.

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South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

SA environment minister says outdated grid and “straitjacket NEM” is greatest hurdle to the rapid and efficient growth of renewable energy generation.

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Redflow's Hackett: Why batteries will not cause mass defection from grid

Redflow’s Hackett: Why batteries will not cause mass defection from grid

While cutting the power cord sounds good in theory, in practice consumers gain many more advantages from staying connected to the grid.

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Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia gets a ‘D’ for its backwards-looking renewable energy and grid efficiency policies in latest World Energy Council rankings.

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Renewable energy witch-hunt continues after South Australia outage

Renewable energy witch-hunt continues after South Australia outage

Andrew Bolt and the fossil fuel and pro-nuclear lobbies were quick to blame wind energy for the outage in South Australia this week. But the only technology to fail that night was the transmission link to Victoria.

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Graph of the Day: Watch US electricity grid evolve before your eyes

Graph of the Day: Watch US electricity grid evolve before your eyes

Mesmerising GIF depicts past 15 years of change in the US electricity mix, as coal shrinks and renewables – both wind and solar – surge.

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Networks to spend another $50bn on Australia’s dumb and dumber grid

Networks to spend another $50bn on Australia’s dumb and dumber grid

Energy market analysts and consumer advocates slam plans to let Australia’s ‘dinosaur’ electricity networks spend another $50bn on poles and wires in the next five years, saying it will result in a bigger, dumber grid that is less prepared than ever for the low-carbon revolution.

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Four ways demand flexibility can enable a low-carbon grid

Four ways demand flexibility can enable a low-carbon grid

Demand flexibility is key to cutting grid carbon intensity. And it can be done purely by influencing which supply-side resources are called upon, when.

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How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

How fairer solar tariffs would clean up grid

Energy policy expert says 15-20c/kWh margin retailers and networks make on rooftop solar should be used by governments to compensate solar households and to shift grid from fossil fuels to clean energy; also highlights vital roles of ARENA, CEFC and RETs.

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Could the electricity grid share, like Airbnb or Uber?

Could the electricity grid share, like Airbnb or Uber?

Could the electricity grid be next to go the way of a sharing economy?