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Tag: "electricity"

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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.

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Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Yes, the Tesla battery is massive, but it can do much more beside

Many are now watching to see what impact the battery has on the SA electricity market, and whether it could be a game-changer nationally.

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How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it's too late

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late

There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.

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1414 plans two "gigawatt hour" silicon storage plants in S.A.

1414 plans two “gigawatt hour” silicon storage plants in S.A.

South Australian company opens new manufacturing facility and says it plans to build two grid scale 1GWh silicon storage systems in the state.

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Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

Charts of the week: Busting electricity market myths

If you ask mainstream media, renewables are the key driver of Australia’s rising power prices; a scourge that’s at its worst in South Australia. Yeah, nah.

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More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

More renewables, fewer coal outages could ease potential gas shortfall

AEMO sees the new build of renewable energy as critical to meet power supply shortfalls, noting in its latest report that more renewables will mean less need to burn gas for electricity. It also warns more gas will be needed if one of the country’s ageing coal generators fails.