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Tag: "National Electricity Market"

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Energy storage one of Australia's "big opportunities:" Finkel

Energy storage one of Australia’s “big opportunities:” Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist says battery and energy storage a “tremendous” innovation opportunity – and a primary focus for Commonwealth Science Council.

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Finkel to lead NEM review, but states hold to renewable targets

Finkel to lead NEM review, but states hold to renewable targets

Alan Finkel to lead a review of Australia’s electricity market, but states hold to individual renewable targets after Coalition failed to offer a post 2020 target. Battery storage a major focus.

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South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

South Australia says national grid holding back renewables

SA environment minister says outdated grid and “straitjacket NEM” is greatest hurdle to the rapid and efficient growth of renewable energy generation.

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Coal generation hits 3-year high in Australia following carbon price repeal

Coal generation hits 3-year high in Australia following carbon price repeal

A two-year high in black coal output helped deliver a continued rise in emissions on Australia’s NEM, and pushed coal to 75.6% in the generation mix.

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Churn and burn: The high price of a broken electricity market

Churn and burn: The high price of a broken electricity market

Energy Australia’s move to send call centre jobs offshore is another example of Australia’s failed retail electricity market – and its cost to consumers.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Feral o'clock: Why time of use tariffs don't change family energy use

Feral o’clock: Why time of use tariffs don’t change family energy use

Research with parents reveals that many household routines are unlikely to shift in response to cost-reflective tariffs such as time of use (TOU).

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Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.

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Renewables disrupting utilities? It's a good thing

Renewables disrupting utilities? It’s a good thing

Rather than lament the fall of traditional utilities, we should encourage progressive utilities and disruptive upstarts to shape a new electricity system.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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Can one day make or break an energy source?

Can one day make or break an energy source?

January 15, 2014 was the day renewable energy failed Australia, according to several media reports, including the Australian and the AFR.