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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Analysts say Telstra may spend $20 billion to enter Australia’s energy markets as it looks to boost earnings and take on the incumbent utilities. Some smaller retailers have shown the path forward.

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Displacing coal with wood for power generation will worsen climate change, say researchers

Displacing coal with wood for power generation will worsen climate change, say researchers

New research has challenged the view that wood bioenergy is carbon neutral, and shows wood pellets actually emit more CO2/kWhr than coal. 

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Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

New research shows nearly two-thirds of India’s coal power generation is no longer price competitive with new solar and wind.

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'Utopian' currency Bitcoin is a potentially catastrophic energy guzzler

‘Utopian’ currency Bitcoin is a potentially catastrophic energy guzzler

The recent upsurge in the price of Bitcoin seems to have finally awakened the world to the massively destructive environmental consequences of this bubble.

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Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

Energy consumers are paying for useless, profit-boosting infrastructure

It is difficult not to lapse into despair about Australia’s energy policy morass, which is dominated by a deeply entrenched culture of half-truths, vested interests, ideology and wishful thinking.

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Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be "Negged"

Energy consumers about to find out what it means to be “Negged”

The Australian public has been ‘negged’ by unfounded fears of blackouts. Will we be ‘negged’ again by the proposed new energy policy?

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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.