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Households can hold grid together when big coal units fail

Households can hold grid together when big coal units fail

Last week, Australia’s largest generation unit tripped, sending frequency out of its normal band. What happened next explains why the smart grid has arrived.

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NEG high level design document at a glance

NEG high level design document at a glance

Highlights from the high level NEG document distributed to COAG energy ministers ahead of next Friday’s meeting.

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Energy market tipping point is coming, and fast

Energy market tipping point is coming, and fast

Utilities’ shift to renewables will accelerate as prices fall further, compounded by tech improvements, cheap financing, and the proliferation of clean-energy policies.

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Tesla battery + solar now "significantly cheaper" than grid power

Tesla battery + solar now “significantly cheaper” than grid power

Just 14 months ago, the writing was on the wall for grid-only electricity supply. Turns out the gap between grid only and PV+battery+grid is growing much more quickly than we imagined.

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World’s first floating wind farm performing better than expected

World’s first floating wind farm performing better than expected

Hewing Scotland, the world’s first floating wind farm, operating at a capacity factor of 65 per cent in first three months.

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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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SolarReserve still falling short at flagship solar tower project

SolarReserve still falling short at flagship solar tower project

SolarReserve’s flagship solar tower and storage project is still falling short of design targets. Does it deserve public money?

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Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

A commission will decide the timeline for phasing out coal, under a coalition deal agreed between social democrats and Angela Merkel’s conservatives

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Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

With water storages running low, residents of Cape Town get drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point.

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A Snow(y) job: He who pays the piper calls the tune

A Snow(y) job: He who pays the piper calls the tune

One of our main immediate criticisms of Snowy Hydro’s latest paper is its assumption that Snowy 2.0 is the only pumped hydro project capable of being developed in Australia.

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NAIF: Any port in a storm

NAIF: Any port in a storm

NAIF’s first loan – to the oil and gas industry – is an effective subsidy to accelerate climate change.