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'Coal' made from coffee, home delivered EV charging: EnergyLab taps 14 start-ups for 2018 program

‘Coal’ made from coffee, home delivered EV charging: EnergyLab taps 14 start-ups for 2018 program

Clean energy accelerator program signs up record number of innovative start-ups, with some great ideas on how to charge EVs, cut waste to landfill, and help consumers get cheaper, cleaner power.

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UPC lands investor to advance huge wind, solar projects

UPC lands investor to advance huge wind, solar projects

UPC to advance biggest solar development in NSW and country’s biggest wind farm in Tasmania after bringing in a major new investor.

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Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen's Australian expansion

Shell buys in to fund battery company sonnen’s Australian expansion

Sonnen closes $95m financing round led by Shell Ventures, which will help fund expansion in Australia, and closer ties on EV charging and virtual power plants.

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Carnegie raises $5.3 million for solar, battery, wave

Carnegie raises $5.3 million for solar, battery, wave

Carnegie Clean Energy raises $5.3m to go towards existing and pipeline of wave, solar and battery storage microgrid projects.

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SA Liberals vow to continue energy transition, go big in batteries

SA Liberals vow to continue energy transition, go big in batteries

SA Liberal energy minister Dan van Holst Pellekaan vows to continue state’s dramatic energy transition, and flags support for programs that could deliver 100,000 household batteries.

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How renewables can provide the same grid services as new gas plants

How renewables can provide the same grid services as new gas plants

US report demonstrates how renewable and distributed energy resources can provide the same grid services as gas generators – and avoid $1 trillion of new plant costs.

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Gupta says could build 10GW of large scale solar across Australia

Gupta says could build 10GW of large scale solar across Australia

Gupta says GFG Alliance could build 10GW of large scale in Australia, as well as make EVs, and use car batteries for household storage.

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Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

Inside the Tesla big battery: How it made money and cut prices

AEMO reports detail how Tesla big battery helped keep the lights on last summer, smashed prices in specialised markets, and made money for itself from price arbitrage.

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Cheap condensers to displace gas as renewable energy back-up

Cheap condensers to displace gas as renewable energy back-up

South Australia transmission company ElectraNet says it has found a cheaper solution that using the state’s gas plants to provide system strength to the local grid.

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Unions support Liddell's clean energy transition

Unions support Liddell’s clean energy transition

Unions welcome transition of Liddell site from coal to clean energy, as Coalition government lurches from worst of Trump’s America and Maduro’s Venezuela.

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Know your NEM: California leads way with cleaner grid, lower bills

Data from California Public Utilities Commission clearly shows that energy efficiency and decarbonisation don’t have to mean higher consumer costs. You pay more, use less, and end up better off.