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Tag: "smart energy"

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Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta chief says cost estimates for closing Hazelwood and Loy Yang coal plants “grossly underestimated,” shouldn’t be subsidised.

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Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Award-winning state green building program scrapped by Victoria’s former Coalition government, has been reinstated by Labor with a $33m investment over two years to cut building energy consumption and emissions.

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Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

The cut-price tariff negotiated between Origin and FRV for the 100MW Clare solar farm is not quite what it seems. Still, the outlook is good for solar – both large scale and rooftop – in Australia.

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Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Don’t believe the spurious claims of nuclear shills constantly doing down renewables. Clean, safe renewable energy technologies have the potential to supply 100% of the world’s electricity needs

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Australia's energy system is outdated and a shambles. It needs a reboot

Australia’s energy system is outdated and a shambles. It needs a reboot

Our electricity market is a shambles. Here are some ways that an old and outdated system can be made better.

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‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

Report suggests California regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the leaking storage facility back online.

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Wind and solar standouts in stellar year for renewables

Wind and solar standouts in stellar year for renewables

Renewable energy set new records in 2015 for dollar investment, and all in a year in which prices of oil, coal and gas plummeted.

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Lithium: Australia needs to recycle and lease to be part of the boom

Lithium: Australia needs to recycle and lease to be part of the boom

Australia has an opportunity to capitalise on the increasing global demand for lithium batteries by developing recycling systems and creating models for leasing the resource.

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Dispelling the nuclear 'baseload' myth: nothing renewables can't do better!

Dispelling the nuclear ‘baseload’ myth: nothing renewables can’t do better!

Renewables, too, can supply baseload power – and something far more valuable: supply power flexibly according to demand.

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My Tesla Powerwall: Tales of an early adopter

My Tesla Powerwall: Tales of an early adopter

A Sydney household’s perspective on pairing home battery storage – a 6.4kWh Tesla Powerwall – with a 5kW rooftop solar system. How much solar power is being exported, how much is being imported… and when to bake cake.

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AGL unveils largest demand response trial, combing solar + storage

AGL unveils largest demand response trial, combing solar + storage

AGL is working with 68 Melbourne households to trial how to to balance electricity demand spikes in hot weather and, ultimately, cut costs.