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Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Victoria’s biggest network operator says future grid will be dominated by wind and solar, with some communities looking at 100% renewables options.

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Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

BNEF says grid-based battery storage already very much in the money in Australia. It is a stunning cost fall that has caused AGL to reassess the future and join the CSIRO and the network owners in talking about 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios by 2030.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia's Anzac renewables bonanza

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s Anzac renewables bonanza

South Australia enjoyed a bumper harvest from its wind and solar plants last week. Such days will become more common as more projects are built.

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Record $7.5bn renewables spend puts RET well within reach

Record $7.5bn renewables spend puts RET well within reach

Stunning $7.5 billion surge in investment in large scale wind and solar projects means Renewable Energy Target is well within reach, and could be filled by commitments this year.

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South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW

South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW

South Australia reaches record wind output of 1,540MW on Anzac Day.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants

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Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

Split decision: Can utilities keep fossil fuel assets while chasing renewables?

As the cost of solar, storage and wind continue to fall, the pressure on utility business models and their so-called “parenting advantage” will increase significantly.

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Vattenfall uses BMW car batteries for storage projects at wind farms

Vattenfall uses BMW car batteries for storage projects at wind farms

German car maker BMW will provide Vattenfall with 1,000 lithium-ion car batteries for storage projects at wind farms.