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Category: NSW Government

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Steel giant BlueScope turns to solar with major PPA deal

Steel giant BlueScope turns to solar with major PPA deal

Australian steel giant BlueScope turns to solar to help power its Port Kembla Steelworks, signing a 7-year power purchase agreement to take the bulk of the output from the 133MW Finley Solar Farm to be located 100km west of Albury.

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Energy-from-waste facility refused due to 'uncertain' health, environment impacts

Energy-from-waste facility refused due to ‘uncertain’ health, environment impacts

The Independent Planning Commission has rejected plans for an energy-from-waste facility in Sydney’s west citing ‘uncertainty’ over human health and environmental impacts.

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A gas cartel run amok

A gas cartel run amok

Producers continued to starve the domestic market while making super profits off consumers.

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NSW solar feed-in tariff slashed by 44% for 2018/19

NSW solar feed-in tariff slashed by 44% for 2018/19

IPART makes good on plan to slash state rooftop solar tariff almost by half, ignoring concerns cut will penalise solar households for their role in helping to bring power prices down.

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Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

Should NSW coal be replaced by South Australia wind and solar?

ElectraNet proposes new link from S.A. that it says will unlock more low-cost renewable energy sources, reduce reliance on expensive gas, and help fill the gap caused by the retirement of more coal generators in NSW.

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Windlab urges "choose no NEG" if emissions target unchanged

Windlab urges “choose no NEG” if emissions target unchanged

Windlab CEO says renewables industry better of with no National Energy Guarantee at all, than with a NEG hobbled by 26% emissions reduction target.

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“Time to take control” of rooftop solar, industry says

“Time to take control” of rooftop solar, industry says

New report from ENA and AEMO to look at orchestration of rooftop solar and battery storage, as NSW promises more trials to use distributed energy to lower costs.

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CWP brings in Partners for 1,300MW of wind, solar and batteries

CWP brings in Partners for 1,300MW of wind, solar and batteries

CWP and Partners Group to develop 1,300MW of wind, solar and storage in NSW, saying it will beat coal and will be the future of large scale generation in Australia.

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The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

Energy markets are now showing negligible value for renewable energy certificates within 2 years. It gives lie to the nonsense and scare campaigns about the “crippling” cost of wind and solar.

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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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States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States wave through NEG that is even worse than thought

States quickly agree on approval for more work to be done on National Energy Guarantee. But concerns remain about the emissions target, and new analysis that suggests the electricity sector is being asked to address just 5 per cent of required reductions.