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Victoria plan to use old mines for pumped hydro heads to next stage

Victoria plan to use old mines for pumped hydro heads to next stage

Victoria government backed plan to convert disused Bendigo mineshafts into pumped hydro energy storage will undergo full feasibility studies.

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Will Turnbull's Snowy Hydro continue its war against battery storage?

Will Turnbull’s Snowy Hydro continue its war against battery storage?

Turnbull’s purchase of Snowy Hydro means he is now both utility owner and policy maker. More concerning is that the newly purchased Snowy Hydro has a strong economic interest in preventing the battery storage market from taking off.

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"Future is storage:" SA govt pumps for four more hydro projects

“Future is storage:” SA govt pumps for four more hydro projects

South Australia government provides funding for feasibility studies into four large pumped hydro projects in the wind and solar-rich upper Spencer Gulf.

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South Australia unveils another big battery, this time with solar

South Australia unveils another big battery, this time with solar

Tilt Renewables to build another SA big battery, this time next to new solar farm and the existing Snowtown wind farm. It is also looking at a 300MW/1350MWh pumped hydro project in the foothills near Adelaide.

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First thoughts: Snowy 2.0 will lift emissions without more renewables

First thoughts: Snowy 2.0 will lift emissions without more renewables

Snowy 2.0 only makes sense if Australia has a much higher share of renewables than contemplated under the NEG.

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100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

100% renewables with pumped hydro would use 1/4 the water of coal and gas

ANU’s Andrew Blakers says switching Australia to 100% solar, wind, pumped hydro energy storage would cut water use by a factor of four.

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Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull's vanity project?

Is NEG just an elaborate plan to fund Turnbull’s vanity project?

Latest advice from Energy Security board makes it clear that on current policy settings the NEG will not reduce emissions, cut costs or invite new wind and solar investment. But there may be something else afoot – Malcolm Turnbull’s vanity project.

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.

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Kidston pumped hydro storage capacity to be boosted by 25%

Kidston pumped hydro storage capacity to be boosted by 25%

Genex Power’s Kidston solar and pumped hydro plant could provide 2000MWh of storage, and 8 hours of continuous generation, rather than six.

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South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia leads again as saltwater pumped hydro storage takes shape

South Australia is ready to lead again, this time with saltwater pumped hydro storage. Here’s an inside look at what is planned.

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Tasmania ups quest to become renewable energy "battery of Australia"

Tasmania ups quest to become renewable energy “battery of Australia”

ARENA tips $2.5m into feasibility studies for doubling of Tasmania hydro capacity and developing 2.5GW of pumped hydro storage.