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Category: Energy Markets

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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.

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"No way" anyone will fund new coal plants under NEG, says Schott

“No way” anyone will fund new coal plants under NEG, says Schott

“I can assure you that, unless there’s a change of technology, there would be absolutely no way that anybody would be financing a new coal-fired generation plant.”

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Understanding energy blockchain: Retail, tech and hardware

Understanding energy blockchain: Retail, tech and hardware

Bockchain has promised to cut out the bloated and inefficient middleman, so it’s natural platforms would emerge targeting the retail value stream.

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Renewable Energy Market Report: New contracts emerge

Renewable Energy Market Report: New contracts emerge

Trade volumes remain subdued, while a range of new financial instruments have emerged to assist the rise of renewable energy projects. The STC market enjoyed solid pricing across April.

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Better to be long renewables than be short

Better to be long renewables than be short

Coalition’s emissions target makes Australia’s grid barely cleaner than a coal generator. Happily, the states will clean up, but Snowy Hydro needs to lift its game.