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September Shows New Record for Renewables as Coal Plunges

September Shows New Record for Renewables as Coal Plunges

The figures generated in September have shown a remarkable change for the National Electricity Market of Australia. The market has witnessed a new record for renewables as major construction increases and converts into additional generation. The figures also show a major decline in brown and black coal. Renewables Continue to Soar in 2019 An article …

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Oil giant Shell to take on Australian power utilities within a decade

Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to lay down a substantial challenge to Australia’s major power utilities within a decade, focusing on the power trading business and providing services to customers wanting solar, storage and electric vehicles. The plans signaled by one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies highlight the looming threat to …

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Climate Change driven extreme heat threatens health of South Australians

Extreme heat events will threaten the health of residents in south-eastern South Australia, including the major metro area of Adelaide, unless urgent action is taken to combat climate change. That’s the verdict of a new report predicting a rapid increase in the number of days over 35°C in South Australia. The ‘Heatwatch’ report by The Australia …

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Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

You might only think about energy storage when your laptop or cellphone are running out of juice, but utilities can plug bigger versions into the electric grid. And thanks to rapidly declining lithium-ion battery prices, using energy storage to stretch electricity generation capacity. Based on our research on energy storage costs and performance in North Carolina, and our analysis of the potential role energy …

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Australia is Creating Renewable Energy Faster Than Other Countries

On top of that, the government recently announced they are taking even more steps to reduce their national carbon footprint by planting one billion trees by 2050. The research, which was conducted by The Australian National University (ANU), found that Australia is installing renewable power per person each year faster than any other country, which is …

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Gelion launches zinc bromine gel battery to take on lithium mainstays

The company unveiled the first commercial application of its Gelion Endure battery storage platform – a battery-integrated portable, automated solar light tower – at the home of its conception, the University of Sydney, at a live demonstration on Wednesday night. The technology was unveiled as part of a $1 million contract with the University – …

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Solar demographics: Low-to-mid income households choose solar to beat rising power prices

This is according to solar demographics data just released. New research commissioned by Solar Citizens shows rooftop solar panels are proportionally more common on the homes of low-to-middle income Australians. In fact, the lowest socio-economic group had the highest solar uptake, as reported by the Sydney Morning Herald. Significantly, the wealthiest group had the lowest. Solar …

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