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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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Moody's: Why battery storage is bad news for coal, gas generators

Moody’s: Why battery storage is bad news for coal, gas generators

Moody’s expects battery storage to become economically viable within 3 to 5 years, with biggest losers being electricity generators, particularly peaking gas plants.

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UBS: Utilities face “perfect storm” from renewables, storage

UBS: Utilities face “perfect storm” from renewables, storage

UBS analysts suggest energy utilities in Europe, north America and Australia are facing a “perfect storm” from the falling costs of renewables, energy efficiency and falling demand, and may not be able to sustain their business models. The analysts suggest the utilities embrace wind and solar, storage and other services if they are to survive.

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UBS: Boom in unsubsidised solar PV flags energy revolution

UBS: Boom in unsubsidised solar PV flags energy revolution

Analysts from UBS say energy markets are facing a revolution caused by the success of unsubsidised solar. They say solar costs have fallen so far, it was a no-brainer for households to install rooftop solar, turning customers into competitors for utilities. The implications for coal-fired generators could be devastating.