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Energy consumers paying more than they think, and what regulator admits

Energy consumers paying more than they think, and what regulator admits

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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Energy storage already cost-competitive in commercial sector, finds study

Energy storage already cost-competitive in commercial sector, finds study

Cheaper battery prices sees storage playing a broader role in energy markets, particularly for commercial customers seeking to reduce peak consumption, research from McKinsey shows.

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Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

Perry’s claims about reliability of renewables immediately debunked by regulator

US energy secretary says “baseload” coal is critical to functioning of the grid. Energy regulator says that is “absolutely not” the case.

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Leading the charge: Battery storage to jump-start clean energy transition

Leading the charge: Battery storage to jump-start clean energy transition

Battery storage is set to jump-start the clean energy transition while at the same time disrupting the traditional utility business model.

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Why pick on banks when monopoly electricity networks make 10 time more profit?

Why pick on banks when monopoly electricity networks make 10 time more profit?

Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia – by far – and earn 10 times the returns of the banking sector.

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Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

Solar PV could provide 30% of power needs by 2030, ARENA says

ARENA says solar PV could account for 30% of Australia’s power needs by 2030, as it unveils its new investment priorities – storage and reliability, solar innovation, energy productivity and renewable energy exports. Also, expect an announcement on solar thermal soon.

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California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

California’s SimpliPhi latest to plug into Australian battery storage market

As regulators consider strict new guidelines for Australian home battery installations, US battery maker SimpliPhi is making its move, keen to promote the key strengths of its proprietary technology – safety, reliability and flexibility.

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AGL looks to large-scale battery storage as alternative to gas

AGL looks to large-scale battery storage as alternative to gas

AGL says it expects large-scale battery storage will play a critical role in the changing nature of Australia’s electricity grid.

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Crisis, what crisis? How smart solar can protect our vulnerable power grids

Crisis, what crisis? How smart solar can protect our vulnerable power grids

The massive potential for local generation to actually improve the quality of our power, rather than hinder it is not properly understood.

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100% renewable grid not just feasible, but "reliable, robust and stable"

100% renewable grid not just feasible, but “reliable, robust and stable”

ATA report finds 100% renewable grid would be reliable and stable, with appropriate mix of generation sources, energy storage and upgraded infrastructure.

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Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.