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NSW Government Okays 100MW Solar and Battery Station in Riverina Region

Initial Phase of Hybrid Generation Project Commences Operations

The New South Wales government has already approved the plans of building a 100-megawatt solar and battery power station near West Wyalong in the Riverina region, Renew Economy reported. The project, which costs a total of $130 million and is being developed by ESCO Pacific, is scheduled to commence construction by the end of 2019 …

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Renewables to Power NDIS Housing Project

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A first-of-its-kind housing development project for people living with disabilities will install renewables such as solar and battery systems. As reported on the website of Renew Economy, Housing developer and installer Natural Solar is working together with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to incorporate solar and battery systems into the housing arrangement particularly for …

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Wind Curtailment in SA Falls to One Percent – AEMO Report

Over the first quarter of 2019, wind curtailment in South Australia has noticeably fallen due to changes in the operating guidelines and increased availability of synchronous generation on the grid. In its newest Quarterly Energy Dynamics Report, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) stated that the level of curtailment in South Australia had decreased by …

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Australia Posts Remarkable Renewable Energy Records in 2018 -New CEC Report

The latest report from the Clean Energy Council (CEC) shows that 2018 was the best year so far for renewable energy in Australia despite political issues and disorder. 2018 also posted a record-breaking achievement for rooftop solar. The report states that the amount of renewable energy capacity in the country last year has increased 260 …

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Australia is counting on cooking the books to meet its climate targets

A new OECD report has warned that Australia risks falling short of its 2030 emissions target unless it implements “a major effort to move to a low-carbon model”. This view is consistent both with official government projections released late last year, and independent analysis of Australia’s emissions trajectory. Yet the government still insists we are …

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Majority of South Australians want 100% renewable energy by 2030: TAI poll

Nearly 70 per cent of South Australian voters want their state to adopt 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. In addition, it seems South Australian renewable energy has overwhelming support across political divides. New polling by The Australian Institute (TAI) shows majority support for renewables like wind and solar power cuts through party affiliations. …

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Hydrogen blues: Is this the gas industry version of “clean coal”?

You remember “clean coal?” It bought the coal industry an extra decade of social licence. It was the technology promised as just around the corner. Eventually it would allow us to burn coal with no climate impact. Clean coal attracted billions of dollars of taxpayer-funded government support, but today there’s nothing to show. After cost …

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Solar Panels: How do they work?

Fifty years ago, solar panels were so expensive that they were used mainly for powering billion-dollar space probes, and that’s about it. But as the panels became cheaper — and as environmental worries about coal and other fossil fuels made renewable energy sources like solar more attractive — solar panels began sprouting up all over …

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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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