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Most electric vehicle drivers would ‘never go back’ to a fossil-fueled car

A recent Clean Energy & Electric Vehicle survey reported in Renewable Energy Magazine found most electric vehicle drivers would never go back to a petrol-powered car. The poll, conducted by Fully Charged channel, received 7,700 responses. It consisted of 50 questions relating to current and up-and-coming clean technologies. Approximately 95 per cent of plug-in car …

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Reduce your pool pump costs with solar power

Australian summers are synonymous with time spent in the water. But while backyard pools are common throughout the country, rising energy prices are putting a strain on household expenses. And for many Australians, pool pump expenses are blowing out their energy bills. In fact, a report by Canstar found the average pool owner spends between $800 and $1,200 annually on …

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Renewable energy pipeline cutting Australian power bills: AEMC

Annual Australian power bills will fall by $28 for most households over the next couple of years, a report by the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) shows. The drop is thanks to a renewable energy pipeline of large-scale wind and solar power. According to the 2018 Residential Electricity Price Trends report, average annual power bill for Australians will fall from …

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Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower

Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans. But will this work? Our research is investigating the economic and environmental case for Australia to become an Asian energy superpower. Our recent study, which will be presented on December 11 at the UN Climate Change Conference, models …

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Choice survey reveals happy solar owners

Most Australian solar owners are very satisfied with their solar panel systems, according to a pre-Christmas Choice solar owners survey. Customers reported high satisfaction levels across most brands of solar power systems. They also recorded better service from independent providers like Energy Matters, rather than large companies like Origin Energy. Only 9 per cent of households surveyed had …

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Australian Federal Government finally breaks silence on trillion-dollar lithium-ion opportunity, action needed

The Australian Federal Government has broken its silence after releasing a much-awaited report into a “once in a lifetime opportunity” that the $213 billion lithium-ion battery value chain presents to the country with its abundant resources and expertise. For months, industry groups have been calling on the federal government to take action with Western Australian …

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Battery-backed solar installations will break records in 2019: Greentech Media

Greentech Media has held its fifth annual Energy Storage Summit in San Francisco, and made big renewable energy predictions for 2019.  One was that battery-backed solar installations will break records in 2019. The summit brings together innovators, storage experts, financiers and other industry professionals for presentations, discussions and networking. At the opening presentation, industry leader Ravi Manghani made five …

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Coalition reveals plan to make lithium batteries ‘in our own backyard’

Australia must not squander the “once-in-a-generation” opportunity presented by the booming demand for lithium-ion batteries and should build a dedicated manufacturing sector instead of sending the nation’s vast amounts of locally mined lithium offshore, federal government ministers have said. The Morrison government on Tuesday released an Austrade report on lithium – a key ingredient in …

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Renewable energy investment hits record $20 billion in 2018

Australia’s booming renewable and storage industry has blown away previous records, with new data showing investment in the renewable projects sector reaching $20 billion in 2018. There are a staggering 83 renewable projects currently in construction (or due to start construction soon) across Australia. It’s the value of these committed projects which have delivered the …

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South Australian battery uptake reduces demand on grid: AEMO

Utility-scale and household batteries are significantly reducing demand on the South Australian grid a new report shows. According to data released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), Tesla’s world-leading ‘big battery’ and the SA government’s household battery rebate scheme are helping to reduce power prices in the state. The South Australian Home Battery Scheme …

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