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Renewables replaced more than half Hazelwood capacity

Renewables replaced more than half Hazelwood capacity

AEMO data shows some surprising results on the replacement of Hazelwood, and what happened to wholesale electricity prices.

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Wärtsilä, Hyundai sign deal to use EV batteries for energy storage

Wärtsilä, Hyundai sign deal to use EV batteries for energy storage

Hyundai and Wärtsilä to target both utility-scale and commercial applications which can suitably use second-life EV batteries.

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Electricity from concrete? Australian company claims breakthrough

Electricity from concrete? Australian company claims breakthrough

Talga Resources claims breakthrough in production of conductive concrete, which could play role in wireless charging of EVs.

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If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is all but impossible

If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is all but impossible

Energy bills are becoming to complex to understand, but we can learn much by analysing them closely. Here’s how..

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AEMO gets it RERT after rule maker does a backflip

AEMO gets it RERT after rule maker does a backflip

Energy market rule-maker reinstates long dated emergency reserve, just months after it had dumped it.

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Silicon Valley EV network plugs into Australian blockchain technology

Silicon Valley EV network plugs into Australian blockchain technology

Blockchain platform developed by Perth-based Power Ledger used in California to manage credits generated by renewable EV charging.

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CSIRO taps "citizen science" to help solve energy puzzle

CSIRO taps “citizen science” to help solve energy puzzle

CSIRO launches Energise app, to create “two-way communication channel” between energy experts and consumers.

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Silicon Valley goes nuts over e-scooters, and valuations double

Silicon Valley goes nuts over e-scooters, and valuations double

Silicon Valley is in love with E-scooters as electric scooter company Bird raises more capital that doubles its value in just a fortnight.

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Are solar panels a middle-class purchase? This survey says yes

Are solar panels a middle-class purchase? This survey says yes

Households most likely to join in the solar spree are affluent enough to afford upfront investment, but not so much to not worry about future power bills.

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Spark of life: There's electricity in nature

Spark of life: There’s electricity in nature

Why electricity is more than just a means to various ends.

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Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Wind and solar farms face tough new connection hurdles

Rule changes proposed by AEMO in response to the grid’s rapid transition to renewables have sparked vigorous debate about what precautions are necessary, and what are just “gold plating” generation assets.