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AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

AEMO looks at smarter ways to deal with extreme peaks and heatwaves

In what’s being called a “breakthrough moment”, AEMO and ARENA team up to provide 100MW demand response capacity to meet next summer’s critical peaks. The program will focus on technologies like solar and storage in a way previously ignored by policy makers.

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Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Coal plants failed in Queensland heatwave on day of record demand

Are Australia’s coal and gas generators able to power Australia through next summer’s heatwaves? The evidence of last summer suggests they cannot be relied upon, with a new report showing how coal plants melted in the Queensland heat on a day of record demand.

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Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar saved NSW consumers nearly $1 billion in heatwave

Rooftop solar likely saved nearly $1 billion in electricity costs during the February heatwave in NSW, as well as helping to keep the lights on. But solar households and businesses got little reward for their contribution.

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Coal-reliant NSW faces rolling blackouts as accusations fly in South Australia

Coal-reliant NSW faces rolling blackouts as accusations fly in South Australia

Coal-dependent NSW faces rolling blackouts on Friday as temperatures soar to 45C, after similar problems in renewable-rich South Australia. But the biggest problem is that we get dumb politics, and a dumb grid because of it.

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State of the Climate 2015: global warming and El Niño sent records tumbling

State of the Climate 2015: global warming and El Niño sent records tumbling

The world saw many other unwanted records tumble in 2015, providing ever more evidence for the effect humans are having on climate.

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Human hands are all over Australia's hottest ever year

Human hands are all over Australia’s hottest ever year

New analyses show people didn’t just leave fingerprints on the record-breaking heat: we left a clear handprint.

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No, wind output was not 'almost zero' at peak heatwave demand

No, wind output was not ‘almost zero’ at peak heatwave demand

Ketan Joshi checks the facts on claims about the output of wind energy during peak periods.