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Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

Battery storage just part of smart demand response to grid problems

It is amazing how much is happening, even in Australia. There may yet be hope for Australia to become a low-carbon, successful 21st century economy!

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Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

Finkel drops ball on national energy savings scheme

The energy crisis solution must provide complementary emphasis on driving down consumption, not just on providing more generation.

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Argentina plans 1 gigawatt solar + storage project

Argentina plans 1 gigawatt solar + storage project

Argentina reveals plans for 1GW solar plant that will provide power 24/7, meaning with battery storage.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Carbon emissions from energy use by Americans fell 1.7 percent last year, part of a decade-long slide in the carbon footprint of energy in the U.S.

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

Conservatives push carbon tax to address climate crisis

A group of prominent US Republicans has proposed a carbon tax that pays cash dividends to Americans.

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Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump revives Keystone XL, Dakota access pipelines

Trump breathes new life into projects that were halted by Obama and vehemently opposed by environmental and Native American groups.

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Trump White House distorts energy impacts on wages on first day

Trump White House distorts energy impacts on wages on first day

Trump administration’s first statement on energy, used to justify the elimination of environmental rules, was a distortion.

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Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia to focus on solar, wind in $US50bn clean energy plan

Saudi Arabia says it will focus on solar and wind energy in a new $US50 billion energy plan that is about to be unveiled.

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The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

The climate impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil pick for chief diplomat

President-elect Trump on rounds out a potential dream team of anti-environment cabinet members with the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil.