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Category: Renewables

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Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

Ergon takes steps to manage booming rooftop solar uptake

UPDATED: Regional Queensland network operator rolls out technology to allow more rooftop solar power to be exported to the grid, without disrupting supply.

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Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables overtake coal as Germany’s most important power source

Renewables become Germany’s single largest electricity source ahead of coal. But experts warn the milestone must be taken with a pinch of salt.

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ACT won't back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT won’t back NEG in current form, despite intense pressure

ACT energy minister Shane Rattenbury says Territory under “enormous pressure” to agree to NEG, but that won’t be happening in the policy’s current form.

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Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Spain nears 50% renewables for first half 2018, led by wind power

Wind, hydro and solar combined to supply 45.8% of Spain’s electricity demand in first six months of 2018.

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Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

Is Rod Sims having a lend of us?

The ACCC has done a good job shedding light on some of the darker places of the electricity industry. But the recommendations range from unrealistic to downright dangerous. And some run across policy work of the ESB.

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Redflow ships "biggest" battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Redflow ships “biggest” battery order for Fiji digital TV roll-out

Australian energy storage company ships largest-ever order of zinc-bromine flow batteries, to provide energy storage for Fiji’s new digital television network.

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Tasmania's Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

Tasmania’s Granville Harbour wind farm reaches financial close

A 112MW wind farm that will deliver a one-third increase to Tasmania’s wind power capacity has reached financial close, after an investment from the CEFC.

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DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy gets OK to build 1.1GW wind, solar and storage in SA

DP Energy wins approval for Stage 2 of 1.1GW hybrid renewables park, which will offer most services of traditional fossil fuel power stations.

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Taste of the future: Australia's southern states at 50% renewables

Taste of the future: Australia’s southern states at 50% renewables

Last week, in Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, the share of renewable energy was above 50% for most of the time.

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Global umpire hands Australia a red card for energy efficiency

Global umpire hands Australia a red card for energy efficiency

It’s Australia’s ranking near the bottom of a global league table on energy efficiency that should be keeping us awake at night.

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Putting the Northern Territory on Australia's energy map

Putting the Northern Territory on Australia’s energy map

While the NT accounts for only one percent of the total population, it is about a sixth of Australia’s total land mass and with world class solar resource.