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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania’s Liberal government promises to boost state energy security with $200k solar and battery storage “microgrid,” if re-elected.

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Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania wants to quit “broken” NEM as major parties agree it needs reform

Tasmania’s Liberal government flags plan to quit NEM, as bipartisan Parliamentary report concludes electricity market is broken, needs rebuilding.

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Will Tasmania be the ‘battery of the nation’?

Will Tasmania be the ‘battery of the nation’?

Tasmania itself doesn’t need more centralised energy storage. Tasmania’s problem is lack of renewable generation.

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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.

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Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmania talks up renewables, ignores battery storage, gets stuck on gas

Tasmanian Energy Security report reasserts the importance of more diverse renewable energy supply. But ignores battery storage.

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Goldwind to build 144MW wind farm in Tasmania

Goldwind to build 144MW wind farm in Tasmania

Goldwind and Aurora Energy in deal to build $300m, 144MW wind farm in Tasmania’s central highlands, as government hints of more projects to follow.

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Bob Brown takes to  High Court to test hardline anti-protest laws

Bob Brown takes to High Court to test hardline anti-protest laws

Bob Brown was arrested in January 2016 at a forestry protest in Tasmania; charges were later dropped.

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Tasmanian government to cap state power prices

Tasmanian government to cap state power prices

Tasmanian government intervenes to shield homes and business from “unacceptable” 15% power price hike.

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Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Pitching Tasmania as a ‘renewable energy engine’ for the nation is probably clever politics , but the main problem is that it’s simply fanciful.

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Tasmania Basslink outage cause unknown, investigation finds

Tasmania Basslink outage cause unknown, investigation finds

Independent investigation into failure of subsea electricity cable linking Tasmania to mainland Australia has returned a verdict of “cause unknown.”