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Coal kicks on: Why China's emissions have not yet peaked

Coal kicks on: Why China’s emissions have not yet peaked

Wind, solar PV and Nuclear have gained electricity market share in China, but because of another downturn in hydro, coal generation continues to grow.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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Tesla unveils 18.2MW big battery in Belgium

Tesla unveils 18.2MW big battery in Belgium

Tesla has unveiled its latest grid-scale battery – a 140 Powerpack 18.2MW system in Belgium the company says was installed in five weeks.

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Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

Energy retailer “switching” driving prices up, not down, says regulator

ESC chair says outcome of retailer switching drive has been “contrary to usual expectations” of increased market competition.

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Know your NEM: Firming output in South Australia

Know your NEM: Firming output in South Australia

South Australia remains the most fascinating market, with all sorts of competing ideas and technologies to firm the state’s wind and solar output.

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AC/DC: The unheralded debate in Australia's future grid

AC/DC: The unheralded debate in Australia’s future grid

There may be significant advantage in a renewables centric grid to using DC for transmission as opposed to AC.

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Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the 2020 Renewable Energy Target will be met ahead of schedule, with 6,553MW of wind and solar projects already built or under construction.

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Pumped hydro slowly starts to put its head up

Pumped hydro slowly starts to put its head up

NSW is getting excited about pumped hydro, but many projects will only get up if supported by analysts such as Rosie Scenario and Phil Wright.

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Australia's "hidden" carbon price - it's trading at nearly $18

Australia’s “hidden” carbon price – it’s trading at nearly $18

It’s time to take a closer look at current and forecast price for carbon offsets in the Australian market. The outcome may surprise.

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Energy Efficiency Market Report: Strength in volatility

Energy Efficiency Market Report: Strength in volatility

A recovery in VEEC supply was not enough to prevent prices in the Victorian Energy Efficiency certificate market from strengthening in volatile conditions.

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Market Insight residential electricity price series

Market Insight residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.