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Tag: "Gas"

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Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Not long ago, energy market modellers thought we’d be building gas turbines everywhere to hit our emissions targets. How quickly things change.

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Origin and Santos: Australia's bungling Gas Giants

Origin and Santos: Australia’s bungling Gas Giants

There is no easy answer to Australia’s gas shortfall and high prices – and certainly not Turnbull’s Venezuala-style solution. The best bets might be gas imports, and to build more renewables …

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.

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Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Analysis: UK auction reveals offshore wind cheaper than new gas

Offshore wind auction results means that these projects are close to being subsidy-free, helping shift the conversation from renewables being expensive, towards how cheap, variable zero-carbon power can be integrated into the UK grid.

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Hydro Tasmania to run combined cycle gas turbine for “commercial reasons”

Hydro Tasmania to run combined cycle gas turbine for “commercial reasons”

Hydro Tasmania expects to run the Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) at the Tamar Valley Power Station Tuesday 5 September, 2017.

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Graph of the Day: SA higher gas output mirrors higher power price

Graph of the Day: SA higher gas output mirrors higher power price

Today’s SA chart illustrates the simple fact that as gas power increases penetration in the state, the electricity pool price climbs higher.

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Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmanian Energy Security report reasserts the importance of more diverse renewable energy supply. But ignores battery storage.

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SA power-to-gas pilot to trial long-term renewable storage option

SA power-to-gas pilot to trial long-term renewable storage option

ARENA-backed project to test whether excess solar and wind can be used to produce cheap hydrogen, and as a long-term energy storage option.

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Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian coal, gas miners seek renewable energy projects

Australian oil, gas and coal mining body, NERA, issues call for cleantech, renewable energy partnerships, says timing is “spot on” for collaboration.

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Know your NEM: Generator Reliability Option might be dumb idea

Know your NEM: Generator Reliability Option might be dumb idea

The COAG endorsement of the Finkel Review (apart from the CET) won’t mean much in the short term, but the generator reliability option might be a dumb idea. Meantime, smart companies are showing how to save costs with solar and storage.

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New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

New back-up rule means end of cheap wind power in South Australia

The ability of wind power to deliver significant price falls in South Australia has been eroded by new rules that require more expensive gas generators to operate at times of high wind output. The days of “negative pricing” may be over.