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Australia's coal & CSG delusion

Australia’s coal & CSG delusion

The last few weeks have set new standards for national stupidity, as the government dances to the tune of the fossil-fuel industry, and tries to establish as many new coal,VSG, LNG and oil projects as it can before the shutters come down.

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South African factory beats power cuts with Redflow batteries

South African factory beats power cuts with Redflow batteries

South Africa’s largest manufacturer of printed circuits has beaten frequent power outages and cut its energy costs by deploying Australian-designed Redflow zinc-bromine flow batteries.

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Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would improve transparency in electricity market

Better data would reassure consumers that price changes are the result of real problems, such as weather or machinery failure, rather than market manipulation.

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Ross River solar farm - site preparation underway

Ross River solar farm – site preparation underway

Initial site preparation works are starting at the $225 million Ross River Solar Farm site, Townsville’s newest large scale solar plant.

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Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Scientists use light to purge defects from solar cells

Researchers are developing solar cells that are even cheaper, using perovskite crystals, a cost-effective alternative to silicon typically used in solar panels.

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How to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant

How to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant

Wev’e done the modelling on how to replace Liddell with a dispatchable renewable energy plant – including wind, solar, storage and gas. We just need politicians to get out of the way and get on the bus.

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Know your NEM: Corporate PPAs only movement in flat market

Know your NEM: Corporate PPAs only movement in flat market

In a week where energy politics took centre state over market news, the most interesting development was the signing by retailer Flow Energy of a 10-year 50MW PPA with Ararat wind farm in Victoria.

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What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

Though the awareness of climate risk disclosure has become more prevalent, such disclosures by Australian companies are still the exception rather than the norm.

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A bunch of reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in Australia

A bunch of reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in Australia

Renewable energy is increasingly profitable without subsidies, and coal has become uninvestable without government intervention – this used to be the opposite.

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Powering North Queensland: renewables in coal country

Powering North Queensland: renewables in coal country

Defying the policy uncertainty that has held back utility-scale solar in Australia, much of the new renewables investment is happening in coal country.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra’s public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.