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Major retailer ERM chooses penalty price over contracting new wind and solar

Major retailer ERM chooses penalty price over contracting new wind and solar

Major retailer ERM becomes first to choose paying penalty price over investing in new wind and solar, taking advantage of extensive tax losses.

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2017 to mark "transformational" year for large scale solar in Australia

2017 to mark “transformational” year for large scale solar in Australia

SERA predicts $1.3 billion in large scale solar investment set for 2017 will be surpassed by close to $2 billion in 2018.

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Know your NEM: AGL's cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Know your NEM: AGL’s cheap wind deal, and falling cost of storage

Queensland prices soar again; more on AGL’s cheap price for wind energy; and battery storage costs falling quickly.

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France can’t meet its own power demand

France can’t meet its own power demand

As expected, France was heavily dependent on power imports during the first cold spell of this winter, even with most of its nuclear reactors back online. And it is paying twice as much for peak power as Germany.

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Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

The inevitable has apparently happened; utility-scale solar-generated power appears to be cheaper than wind – and both are cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power.

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Shift to "base-cost" renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Shift to “base-cost” renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Old energy rules were all about locking in cheap base-load power, and supplementing it with more expensive capacity, generally gas, to meet the peaks. The new way is about putting in super-cheap, “base-cost” renewable power at the heart of the world’s grids.

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

It feels like every other day there’s at least one new article touting blockchain as “the next big thing in energy.” But the blockchain is a bit of an esoteric concept to most of us. So, what is it?

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Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Over the last 12 months, the Australian CleanTech Index recorded a gain of 30.4%, miles ahead of the mainstream index.

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REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

Singapore-based PV manufacturer REC has launched the latest version of its TwinPeak solar module. The 60-cell multicrystalline module can deliver up to 295Wp.

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China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China’s National Energy Administration announced that 104 planned and under-construction coal power projects have been suspended.