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New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report finds no need to panic about energy storage

New Finkel report says energy storage important, and represents a huge opportunity for Australia, but there is no reason to panic. Even at 50% wind and solar the need for storage is modest, and much could come from households.

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GE Renewable Energy appoints Steve Oswald to lead its wind business in Australia & New Zealand

GE Renewable Energy appoints Steve Oswald to lead its wind business in Australia & New Zealand

GE Renewable Energy has announced the appointment of Steven Oswald as the new Country Executive for the Wind business in Australia & New Zealand. Further, David Lian has been promoted to Head of Sales for Wind in Australia and New Zealand.

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How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

How China is driving global green shift in electric power sector

The IEA has recently published its new report Renewables 2017, which received maximum coverage around the world for its argument that solar PV is now growing faster than any other energy source.

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2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

2017 in energy efficiency: Smart energy management steps up

The market for smart energy management in Australia is taking off, as energy users act to take control of their energy costs.

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National Energy Guarantee's bizarre approach to reliability

National Energy Guarantee’s bizarre approach to reliability

The more we look at the NEG, the more bizarre it gets. And it seems disrespectful, or even arrogant, of the ESB to think an overnight thought bubble is going to be superior to carefully developed process in overseas markets.

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Renewable energy for industry next big thing for Australia, says IEA

Renewable energy for industry next big thing for Australia, says IEA

International Energy Agency says solar, hydro and and wind have enormous potential for use in industrial processes – particularly in places like Australia, where the cost will be $USUS30/MWh.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Flinders Island makes switch to renewables, with solar, wind and energy storage Hub

Flinders Island’s Hybrid Energy Hub is already taking the previously diesel powered Tasmanian island to levels of 80% renewables, and should manage to supply 100 per cent of demand before the year is out.

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Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

PV and wind power systems generated 15 billion kWh of electricity in Germany in October, with renewables accounting for 44.1% of demand

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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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NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

It remains unclear how the NEG will ensure the investor confidence required to deliver a strong pipeline of new clean energy projects.