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S.A. Labor shoots for 75% renewables, 25% storage target

S.A. Labor shoots for 75% renewables, 25% storage target

South Australia Labor government says it will lift 2025 renewable energy target to 75% if re-elected at next month’s poll, the most ambitious target for any major grid in the world.

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Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC's Q&A – again

Frydenberg, IPA trolling renewables on ABC’s Q&A – again

The Coalition and IPA tag-team were at it again against renewables on Q&A. It’s disappointing enough that the country’s federal energy minister should have such a blind spot on new technology, but it appears to be a party-wide phenomenon. At least Catweazle was funny.

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Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Why Telstra could make $20 billion play in Australia energy markets

Analysts say Telstra may spend $20 billion to enter Australia’s energy markets as it looks to boost earnings and take on the incumbent utilities. Some smaller retailers have shown the path forward.

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"Shameless": Cheap energy option for consumers still being buried

“Shameless”: Cheap energy option for consumers still being buried

AEMC blasted for not providing robust signals for demand response technologies – clearly the smartest, cleanest and cheapest option to solve many energy issues, but not one favoured by generators.

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Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed.

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Battery storage leaves fossil fuels and regulators in state of inertia

Battery storage leaves fossil fuels and regulators in state of inertia

The brain cells are working overtime at the headquarters of network owners, grid operators, generators, and regulators. Thanks to battery storage, Australia’s electricity grid is about to make the leap from analogue to digital, and everyone is scrambling to keep up.

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Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Schism among Australia’s energy elite deepens as Frontier’s Danny Price attacks AEMO, saying it is a “danger” to investors and should be abolished.

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S.A. to host Australia's first green hydrogen power plant

S.A. to host Australia’s first green hydrogen power plant

South Australia government to help fund Australia’s first renewable-powered hydrogen electrolyser plant – a 15MW facility to be built at Port Lincoln, along with a 10MW hydrogen-fired gas turbine, fuelled wind and solar, and a 5MW hydrogen fuel cell.

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Carnegie proposes 100MW solar, 20MWh battery near Kalgoorlie

Carnegie proposes 100MW solar, 20MWh battery near Kalgoorlie

Carnegie Clean Energy proposes 100MW solar farm and 20MWh battery storage to supply mines in Kalgoorlie area, and possibly lithium processing plants as the storage market for electric vehicles and battery storage takes off.

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Dispatchable wind and solar: They'll be the death of coal and gas

Dispatchable wind and solar: They’ll be the death of coal and gas

It’s been a year since the last South Australia blackout and when the Coalition brandished a lump of coal in parliament. And the progress since then has been remarkable – on the cost front, on storage, and the emergence of dispatchable renewables.

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Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Musk says storage orders surge on success of Tesla big battery

Elon Musk says the Tesla big battery in South Australia has exceeded performance targets “significantly,” a success that has put a rocket under sales of the company’s commercial-scale Powerpacks.