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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.

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Shout out for the quiet energy revolution

Shout out for the quiet energy revolution

The impact of lifting energy productivity via smarter energy management, energy efficiency and load management may have an even bigger impact over coming years.

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Energy star ratings for homes? Good idea, but it needs some real estate flair

Energy star ratings for homes? Good idea, but it needs some real estate flair

The idea that real estate sellers should disclose a home’s energy efficiency has been around for a while. But how can this be done in a way that will make a real difference to prospective home buyers?

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How to get the best value for money out of the coming home battery boom

How to get the best value for money out of the coming home battery boom

Before jumping into the home battery market, make sure you do your research.

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Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Australia should follow Obama’s solar SunShot

Turnbull should be excited by the U.S govt’s US$36m investment to turn solar PV and storage batteries into a new kind of virtual power source.

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General Electric goes all-in on LEDs: ‘The market is ready and our customers are ready’

General Electric goes all-in on LEDs: ‘The market is ready and our customers are ready’

In a landmark decision for lighting, General Electric says it will no longer manufacture compact fluorescent light bulbs for consumer applications.

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UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

UK planning for 1 GW of storage by 2020

The UK’s energy storage market is gathering pace, expecting to repeat the recent solar PV success albeit in totally different terms.

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U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

U.S. coal production dropped to 30-year low in 2015

Coal production in the U.S. has dropped to its lowest level in 30 years thanks in part to low natural gas prices and climate policies.

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What’s the value of a Tesla Powerwall? $50/month, bets Green Mountain Power

What’s the value of a Tesla Powerwall? $50/month, bets Green Mountain Power

A Vermont utility is using Tesla’s Powerwall to trade customer bill credits for access to the grid benefits of behind-the-meter battery storage.