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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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In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

At most, the current orthodoxy – despite its renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency – will result in flat or gently declining emissions. It’s time to stick it up the orthodoxy!

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Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

Australian household electricity prices may be 25% higher than official reports

The IEA may be underestimating Australian household energy bills by 25% because of a lack of accurate data from the federal government.

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A year since the SA blackout, who's winning the high-wattage power play?

A year since the SA blackout, who’s winning the high-wattage power play?

It’s a year to the day since the entire state of South Australia was plunged into darkness. And what a year it’s been, for energy policy geeks and political tragics alike.

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Time for old coal to hang up the boots

Time for old coal to hang up the boots

At this time of year, football matters, but in the case of Australia’s energy system, the stakes are much higher and it affects us all.

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Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Oops: Rick Perry may have stumbled upon solution to going 100% renewable

Buried in his grid study is how electric cars and smart control systems will enable deep penetration of solar and wind energy

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Rethinking the grid: Changes in power sector are an opportunity, not a threat

Rethinking the grid: Changes in power sector are an opportunity, not a threat

The Department of Energy’s study on grid reliability and resilience offers an incomplete picture of our grid’s transformation.

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Contact energy in large scale climate bonds certification

Contact energy in large scale climate bonds certification

Listed New Zealand company Contact Energy Ltd (CEN) has gained Climate Bonds Certification of geothermal assets as part of its new Green Loan Borrowing Programme for NZD1.8bn.

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Scientists develop spit-powered battery

Scientists develop spit-powered battery

You can make a battery out of a lemon, a tomato, an orange or a stack of pennies. And now you can make a battery using spit.

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The death of “alternative energy”

The death of “alternative energy”

Once, alternative energy meant “clean coal” and “fracking.” Today, renewables have left those “alternatives” for dead, and not even Trump can save them.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.