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Category: Renewables

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Queensland names new energy minister – meet Dr Anthony Lynham

Queensland names new energy minister – meet Dr Anthony Lynham

A post-election cabinet reshuffle has delivered a new energy minister for Queensland. Here’s what we know about Dr Anthony Lynham.

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AEMO relaxes constraints on wind power in South Australia

AEMO relaxes constraints on wind power in South Australia

AEMO relaxes limits on wind generation in South Australia as it continues to review system strength needs of the grid with the highest penetration of wind and solar in the world.

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80MW solar farm proposed for Tamworth, NSW

80MW solar farm proposed for Tamworth, NSW

New Australian solar developer, Oriens Energy, announces plans for 80MW solar farm in Tamworth, with more projects in the pipeline.

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New study smashes myths about "embodied" energy in wind and solar

New study smashes myths about “embodied” energy in wind and solar

Critics have argued renewable energies could come with high hidden greenhouse gas emissions that would negate their benefits to the climate. A new study shows the opposite is true.

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Zibelman: Resisting energy transition like trying to resist internet

Zibelman: Resisting energy transition like trying to resist internet

AEMO boss Audrey Zibelman says energy transition as unstoppable as the internet, because economics and technology have changed. Some baseload may be needed in the future, but it doesn’t need to be coal.

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Construction begins at Kennedy wind, solar and battery storage hub

Construction begins at Kennedy wind, solar and battery storage hub

Construction begins on first 60MW of proposed 1200MW Kennedy Energy Park, the world-leading wind, solar, and battery storage project in north Queensland.

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AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL plans 1.6GW wind and solar, plus storage, to replace Liddell

AGL confirms plans to invest in 1.6GW of wind and solar, plus storage and other technologies, to replace the ageing coal clunker, Liddell, which it will close in 2022, much to the annoyance of the federal Coalition.

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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Zen Energy gets retail licence to launch "baseload" renewable product

Zen Energy gets retail licence to launch “baseload” renewable product

Zen Energy gets electricity retailer licence to offer “baseload renewable energy” product and proceed with 1GW solar and storage facility at the Whyalla Steelworks.

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100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

ANU’s Andrew Blakers says switching Australia to 100% solar, wind, pumped hydro energy storage would cut water use by a factor of four.

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Tesla battery and "hidden demand" added to popular NEM-Watch

Tesla battery and “hidden demand” added to popular NEM-Watch

The popular NEM-Watch facility now includes the Tesla big battery, state demand levels and “hidden demand” from rooftop solar PV.