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Category: Smart Energy

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Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull's energy fudge locks in high prices

Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull’s energy fudge locks in high prices

If one thing is clear from the Coalition’s new energy policy announcement today, it is that Tony Abbott has won, and consumers have lost. Even in the most optimistic scenario presented by the government, energy consumers will see little reduction in their energy bills over the next decade. And that’s outrageous.

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Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin Energy rolls out flexible energy trial in South Australia, allowing commercial and industrial customers to align demand with renewables output.

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Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

Know your NEM: Laws of physics grind slowly, but surely

With energy policy set to remain a political battleground in Australia, physics, in the form of global warming, will continue to gradually push decarbonization to the top of the policy agenda.

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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia’s energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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Telstra unveils its big battery - it's nearly 10 times bigger than Tesla’s

Telstra unveils its big battery – it’s nearly 10 times bigger than Tesla’s

Never mind Tesla’s big battery in SA, Telstra has 1GWh of battery storage in its current fleet, and plans to put it to use on the energy market.

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Get smart: AEMO unveils 200MW "virtual power plant"

Get smart: AEMO unveils 200MW “virtual power plant”

AEMO and ARENA unveil a 200MW “virtual power plant” from demand response initiatives featuring incentives for commercial and household users, battery storage, and a range of Australian monitoring, smart meters and voltage control devices,

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CleanTech Index: Even the miners are supporting it now!

CleanTech Index: Even the miners are supporting it now!

Australia’s CleanTech Index outperformed the ASX in September and in Q1 of the financial year – just as it has over the last three years.

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Building and precincts to go carbon neutral

Building and precincts to go carbon neutral

The Turnbull Government today launched the National Carbon Offset Standard for buildings and precincts

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California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California rejects gas peaker plant, seeks clean energy alternatives

California regulator rejects proposal to refurbish a gas peaking plant, paving the way for a solar plus storage solution instead.

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In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

In energy and transportation, stick it to the orthodoxy!

At most, the current orthodoxy – despite its renewable energy, electric vehicles and energy efficiency – will result in flat or gently declining emissions. It’s time to stick it up the orthodoxy!

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Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

Utilities scramble to catch up with stunning fall in renewable energy costs

While it may take decades yet for renewables to become the dominant form of generation globally, their presence today is permanent, economically rational and their advance inevitable.