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Snowy Hydro gets a boost, but 'seawater hydro' could help South Australia

Snowy Hydro gets a boost, but ‘seawater hydro’ could help South Australia

Seawater Hydro could potentially help South Australia resolve its highly publicised energy problems.

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When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

When will ABC stop parroting fossil fuel lobbyist lines?

ABC political commentators are in the nasty habit of parroting fossil fuel myths as if they are fact. This is a problem for viewers.

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A wind power lull in Germany, a battery storage power-up in Australia

A wind power lull in Germany, a battery storage power-up in Australia

A forecast lull in Germany’s onshore wind installations prompts Senvion to cut its workforce by almost 20%; meanwhile, in Australia…

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The solution to Australia's gas crisis is not more gas

The solution to Australia’s gas crisis is not more gas

Many are proposing the obvious, but wrong, solution to avoiding future price hikes: develop more gas production resources. This path will fail.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

US energy storage installations grew 100% in MWh in 2016

Led by a record-breaking Q4, US energy storage deployments totaled 336MWh in 2016, doubling the megawatt-hours deployed in 2015.

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Spain to spend on renewables, India expands solar plan

Spain to spend on renewables, India expands solar plan

Spain reboots its renewable energy program, while India has said the country will double the installed capacity in solar parks to 40 gigawatts.

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Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Spinning carbon capture and storage as cheaper than renewables

Supporters of carbon capture plants on coal power stations are seeking to sell the story they are cheaper than renewables – despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary.

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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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.