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Category: Smart Energy

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Bills have become centre of the energy discourse galaxy in Australia

Bills have become centre of the energy discourse galaxy in Australia

Reality is boring: new technology gets cheap, simple and, increasingly, fit for purpose. There’s nothing magical, mystical or fantastical about this.

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Devil's in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Devil’s in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Let’s forget about coal: Finkel’s Clean Energy Target should be designed to encourage a good mix of zero emissions dispatchable solutions including solar thermal and biomass.

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NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

NSW follows Victoria, South Australia in major push to demand management

Households and businesses in NSW will get paid for reducing loads during critical peaks, as governments and institutions decide to circumvent objections by fossil fuel lobby with smarter, cleaner and cheaper alternatives.

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Inertia in power system: We don't actually need that much

Inertia in power system: We don’t actually need that much

We don’t need as much inertia in the power system as many think, and with a few simple changes we won’t need to mandate inertia limits either. Here’s why.

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EV charging and industrial solar thermal among ATC17 semi-finalists

EV charging and industrial solar thermal among ATC17 semi-finalists

Australian Technologies Competition shortlists 32 of Australia’s “most exciting” tech companies, including an EV charging outfit, a solar thermal solutions company, and an energy monitoring specialist.

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Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

Demand response pilot kicks off with $22.5m funding round

ARENA launches $22.5m funding round for demand response technology and platforms ahead of the 100MW AEMO-ARENA pilot slated for this summer.

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NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

NAB, CEFC extend green loan scheme as farmers flock to solar, efficiency

CEFC commits a further $180m to extend NAB Energy Efficient Bonus program, after huge success with Australian farmers.

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First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

First Australian export LNG plant could close within 3 years

The Australian CSG-to-LNG industry facing crisis, with reduced demand, and high capital and operating costs. Write downs and closures may be imminent.

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South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

South Australia seeks battery storage proposals from short-list

SA seeks final proposals for battery storage tender from candidates short-listed from the 90+ expressions of interest received last month.

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Reposit recall deals blow to Canberra energy management start-up

Reposit recall deals blow to Canberra energy management start-up

Leading Australian home energy management start-up, Reposit Power, has issued a recall for all Reposit meter and box Kits installed since 2015, due to potential risk of electric shock.

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Regulators' wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators’ wake up call: Fossil fuel majors are gaming markets

Regulators issue grim warning about power of big fossil fuel generators to game energy markets, forcing up prices. They say the price surge to “unprecedented” highs in coal-dependent Queensland is being driven by market concentration and the lack of large-scale wind and solar.