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Category: Smart Energy

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Know your NEM: AGL's gas play assumes a lot more renewables

Know your NEM: AGL’s gas play assumes a lot more renewables

AGL’s big gas play in NSW only makes sense if you assume a lot more renewables. Meanwhile, all eyes on the RECs, and the states.

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Lousy power quality? Blame the grid, not rooftop PV

Lousy power quality? Blame the grid, not rooftop PV

High voltage on local networks is frying appliances, and costing consumers billions of dollars. The media and the networks have sought to blame the issue on rooftop PV, but a new study suggests the networks are to blame.

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Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

Latrobe Valley dairy farms to share energy via blockchain micro-grid

First blockchain virtual micro-grid in Australia will use solar and storage to allow 200 dairy farms, 100 households and 20 businesses to share energy.

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Ben & Jerry’s and 350.org Australia launch campaign to put a freeze on fossil fuels

Ben & Jerry’s and 350.org Australia launch campaign to put a freeze on fossil fuels

Legendary ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s and climate activism group 350.org Australia, have today launched a campaign to freeze fossil fuels by encouraging Australians to lobby their local Councils to divest from coal, oil and gas.

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Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Angry and frustrated, more customers are quitting the grid

Industry reports suggest more and more Australian households are choosing to quit the grid, and they’re doing so for a mixed bag of reasons.

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Households can hold grid together when big coal units fail

Households can hold grid together when big coal units fail

Last week, Australia’s largest generation unit tripped, sending frequency out of its normal band. What happened next explains why the smart grid has arrived.

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Rental efficiency standards a winner with voters

Rental efficiency standards a winner with voters

Polling shows 80% of voters support efficiency standards for rental homes, which should encourage the Victorian government to finally deliver this critical reform as part of its review of rental laws.

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Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Smart solar monitoring: Why you should have it

Rooftop PV systems can be adversely affected by things outside of a household’s control – and without their knowledge. But you needn’t be in the dark about it.

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Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

Australian poultry farmer taps homegrown silicon energy storage

SA energy storage outfit 1414 Degrees to provide NSW poultry processing plant with electricity and heat via a 25MWh thermal energy storage system.

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Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

Future of energy is electric, and increasingly green

The future will not only be electric, but green electric, and the transition will happen a lot quicker than most people think.

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Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies... and coal

Energy efficiency: More popular than puppies… and coal

New survey reveals energy efficiency enjoys extremely high levels of public support. But that’s not why we should be embracing it.