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Why managing Australia's grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

Why managing Australia’s grid is like driving a car with loose steering wheel

The East Coast power system of Australia has the worst frequency regulation in the developed world, putting it at risk whenever an event occurs which requires its fossil fuel generators to respond quickly. Because they can’t.

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Gold-plating energy markets? Even incumbents not comfortable with NEG

Gold-plating energy markets? Even incumbents not comfortable with NEG

Industry warns NEG too complex, likely to boost prices, cut competition. If it won’t reduce emissions either, what exactly is the point?

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Australia's biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

Australia’s biggest coal state, NSW, also biggest electricity importer

South Australia’s renewables grid is often criticised for relying on “imports” from other states. But no grid relies more on imports than NSW, the grid with the highest percentage of coal generation.

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Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

Lessons for Australia from UK electricity market mistakes

The UK electricity market offers convincing evidence that capacity markets aren’t needed, and we should focus, instead, on supporting technologies – like battery storage.

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Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu capable of doubling its wind energy capacity by 2027 and increasing its solar capacity six-fold.

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Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Analysis shows renewable energy generation supplied more of Europe’s electricity than coal in 2017 for the first time ever.

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NextEra: World’s leading renewables installer powers on

NextEra: World’s leading renewables installer powers on

Best performing utility in US says it will be soon be cheaper to install new renewables than to continue operating existing coal and nuclear plants.

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Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victorian networks blow a fuse in heatwave – Coalition blows its mind on Twitter

Victoria’s blackouts on Sunday had nothing to do with any crisis of energy supply – coal, renewable or otherwise. But why let the truth get in the way of a good smear campaign?

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Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

Know your NEM: What to expect in 2018

If 2017 was a year of price shocks and renewables investment, we expect 2018 to be more cagey. That said, bids in America for wind plus storage at $US21/MWh is not a bad start!

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Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh solar export tariff in peak period

Victoria regulator proposes 29c/kWh “peak” tariff for solar exports between 3pm and 8pm – a move that is likely to increase the business case for household battery storage.

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NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of "system black"

NSW coal fleet feels the heat, with state at risk of “system black”

NSW grid at risk of blackout from soaring temperatures – despite, and possibly because of, the state relies on coal generation more than any other grid in the world.