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Matt Canavan loves coal "unashamedly" – says it's good for First Australians

Matt Canavan loves coal “unashamedly” – says it’s good for First Australians

Resources minister Matt Canavan says Australian coal will lift the developing world out of poverty; empower First Australians; cut carbon emissions; and catch mice. Let’s get digging!

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This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

Report from global renewables agency REN21 highlights just how dramatic the global energy transition will be, as the cost of wind and solar continue to fall, and storage continues its rapid adoption.

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Egg whites could power a clean energy future

Egg whites could power a clean energy future

A Japanese researcher has found a way to use molecules from a protein-based chemical found in egg whites to generate hydrogen more efficiently.

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Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers

Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers

Powershop announces 5% price drop for Victorian customers, one month after huge deal to buy three hydro plants, output of solar and wind farms.

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Energy market heavies find an expensive way to stand still

Energy market heavies find an expensive way to stand still

The recent results from market heavies provide some insights into the massive cost – to customers – of the incumbents holding onto their market share. 

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Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

Tesla ‘virtual power plant’ second best to real people power

The SA Tesla VPP may not be the most cost-effective solution to our electricity system’s needs.

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Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

That’s great news for the Australian solar industry, but points to the RET being dramatically oversubscribed. Which raises a few questions…

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Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed.

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Australia wind and solar projects: 2018 starts with a claret run

Australia wind and solar projects: 2018 starts with a claret run

About 800MW of utility-scale renewable projects confirmed in the past six weeks. That’s a pretty hot run-rate. And while the excitement has largely been about PV, the growth of wind is quite significant.

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Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten says transition to renewables key to cheap and reliable energy, new industries, and the future of the reef. But he’s going to have to work hard to make this a major issue in what could be an election year, and he needs to be clear about Adani.

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Explainer: power station ‘trips’ are normal, but blackouts are not

Explainer: power station ‘trips’ are normal, but blackouts are not

Tens of thousands of Victorians were left without power over the long weekend as the distribution network struggled with blistering temperatures, reigniting fears about the stability of our energy system.