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The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

The net cost of using renewables to hit Australia’s climate target? Nothing

Our modelling shows renewable energy can help hit Australia’s emissions reduction target of 26-28% below 2005 levels by 2030 effectively for free.

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Murdoch media vs Renewables: Anatomy of a Twitter spat

Murdoch media vs Renewables: Anatomy of a Twitter spat

AEMO’s final report into SA blackout sparks a social media spat between the state’s energy minister and The Australian’s Michael Owen.

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Wind farms could be "core providers" of grid stability, says AEMO

Wind farms could be “core providers” of grid stability, says AEMO

Australia’s wind farms could soon become “core providers” of crucial grid stability services, according to the Australian Energy Market Operator.

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Wind power sets new record for electricity supply in US

Wind power sets new record for electricity supply in US

Wind power has briefly supplied 52.1% of total power generation on a US grid connecting 14 south-western states – a new record for North America.

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Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Australian wind farms to compete with gas to provide grid stability

Wind farms to show they can provide same system services – inertia and frequency – as coal and gas plants in major new trial in South Australia.

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GE: Why grids don't need to rely on "synchronous" generation

GE: Why grids don’t need to rely on “synchronous” generation

GE technology chief says days of “relying solely on synchronous generation for everything are over”. In a direct challenge to those who say grid security can only be assured by spinning coal and gas turbines, the world’s biggest provider of energy equipment says wind and solar can do the job just as well.

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Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Graph of the Day: Danish wind nears 100% of demand over weekend

Wind energy in Denmark generating enough electricity to meet the country’s demand over the course of Saturday.

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Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

Storm of controversy erupts over AEMO blackout report

AEMO report into blackout suggests fall in wind output, caused by an easily fixed “self protect” mechanism, was main cause of blackout. But wind industry says catastrophic fall in voltage as transmission lines fell was biggest culprit. And everyone wonders why AEMO had no plan B.

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NZ wind producer Tilt Renewables names Melbourne as regional HQ

NZ wind producer Tilt Renewables names Melbourne as regional HQ

Tilt Renewables, the new entity created by a split in assets of NZ utility Trustpower, will be based in Melbourne, with “significant” development plans for Australia.

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Renewables offer "unrivalled opportunity" to grow rural jobs, economies

Renewables offer “unrivalled opportunity” to grow rural jobs, economies

Climate Council report says renewable energy major driver of economic growth, jobs in rural Australia.

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Infigen revenue jumps sharply on more wind, higher electricity prices

Infigen revenue jumps sharply on more wind, higher electricity prices

Infigen Energy says big rise in quarterly revenue due mainly to higher merchant electricity prices in South Australia, strong winds and higher LGC prices.