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Time for Australia to wake up to scale and pace of clean energy transition

Time for Australia to wake up to scale and pace of clean energy transition

Billionaires get it. A million households get it. And so do thousands of businesses. So why does Australia’s government – and its principal regulators – fail to understand that the way to a cheaper, cleaner and more reliable grid is with more renewables, not less.

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Network Opportunity Maps to pave way to smart, renewable grid

Network Opportunity Maps to pave way to smart, renewable grid

A web-based interactive map – dubbed the Uber of the electricity market – will help pave the way for a smart and renewable grid.

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MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

MarkIntell major retailer residential electricity price series

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.