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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

It feels like every other day there’s at least one new article touting blockchain as “the next big thing in energy.” But the blockchain is a bit of an esoteric concept to most of us. So, what is it?

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Australian solar farm capital intensity halves, due to smarter, cheaper plants

Australian solar farm capital intensity halves, due to smarter, cheaper plants

The stark and rapid improvement in the economics of big solar in Australia is due to global declines in component costs, but also importantly declining construction costs and the deployment of yield-boosting technology like tracking.

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Why Origin Energy should lead with "on-demand" renewables business

Why Origin Energy should lead with “on-demand” renewables business

Origin Energy should consider a bid for NSW network operator Endeavour Energy and/or make a serious push into the Queensland renewable energy market, with the aim of developing Australia’s first large scale “renewables energy on demand” business.

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Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

After two disastrous years, investment in large scale renewable energy finally rebounded in Australia in 2016, and actually went against the global trend with a 50 per cent increase.

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Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

The Australian rooftop solar market made a strong recovery late in 2016 to slightly beat the 2015 figure, and the early indications look for for the new year.

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Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Australian zinc refinery to build 100MW solar plant

Zinc metals producer Sun Metals is to build a 100MW solar PV plant was part of plans to expand its refinery near Townsville, in northern Queensland, in what is a landmark development in the Australian renewable energy landscape.

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We need a fair price for solar - and we need it now

We need a fair price for solar – and we need it now

ESCOSA decision to remove the minimum price for solar exports shows lack of understanding in the South Australian electricity market.

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Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla, Trump and South Australia: The top clean energy and climate stories of 2016

Tesla was the dominant news force in 2016. The other big themes were battery storage, the price falls in wind and solar, the big shift from centralised energy, and politics, politics, politics.

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Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain looks to re-boot renewables as economy recovers

Spain has been the subject of some myth-making and stereo-typing about its renewable energy industry and its overall economy.

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Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don't shine?

Coal closures: Will utility margins rise where the sun don’t shine?

JP Morgan say that with rapid coal generation closure, AGL may be worth more than the market currently thinks. But maybe not.