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Lightsource bp sells five Australian solar farms to Chinese buyer

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 18:21

Lightsource bp sells its entire Australian portfolio of solar farms that are operating or under construction, as it seeks to unlock funds for the next tranche of its 7.5 GW portfolio.

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The capacity investment scheme and 2024 ISP: Coal and gas get a hammering

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 17:31

It's been a big year for the energy transition, but it's ending on a good note, with the newly released draft 2024 ISP, the expanded Capacity Investment Scheme, and steady progress at COP 28.

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German nuclear plant to be replaced by Europe’s biggest battery

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 15:32

Shuttered German nuclear plant could be replaced by Europe's biggest battery under proposal from site owners.

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Victoria adds more sweeteners to get households off gas and electrify their homes

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 14:25

Victoria expands incentives to move away from gas, to now all the major gas appliances that households commonly use.

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Households to take centre stage on grid with solar, EVs, heat pumps and electric cooktops

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 12:56

Australian households and their consumer energy resources – rooftop solar, electric cars, heat pumps, and electric cooktops – will play a critical and central role in the accelerating green energy transition.

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State energy ministers give themselves power to force coal generators to stay open

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 05:30

State energy ministers give themselves power to force coal generators to stay open if a fast-tracked closure puts grid reliability at risk.

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Australia could be at 99 pct renewables by 2032, if green exports take off as hoped

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 05:08

The green export scenario - the basis of the hope that Australian can be a renewable superpower - suggests the grid could reach 99 per cent renewables within a decade.

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AEMO’s jaw dropping prediction for coal power – all but gone from the grid in a decade

Thu, 12/14/2023 - 05:01

AEMO's new planning blueprint says coal will exit five years early, households will play key role with rooftop PV, EVs and electric homes, but rollout of large scale wind and solar needs to quicken.

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AGL to pilot first-of-its-kind nickel hydrogen battery at Torrens Island hub

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 01:07

AGL to trial nickel hydrogen battery that offers potential lower cost, long cycle and longer life storage options.

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Wind and solar output surges past 20 gigawatts for first time on Australia’s main grid

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 00:25

Wind and solar output has surged past 20 gigawatts for the first time on Australian main grid, marking yet another significant milestone in the green energy transition.

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Carbon credits from landfill gas projects are on the nose

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 20:05

Integrity issues have arisen with landfill gas projects because baselines have been set too low – and do not properly account for two drivers of methane combustion.

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Renewable energy developers are running out of excuses: It’s time to start building

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 19:59

Wind and solar developers are running out of excuses. It's time they started committing to their projects.

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Not so fast: Origin and AusSuper vow to continue slow pace of green energy switch

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 19:45

Updated: Australia's biggest energy utility and the country's biggest super fund promise to maintain status quo and continue their not-so-fast switch to green energy.

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From nets to nacelles: A day in the life of an offshore wind technician

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 19:29

Bridie Salmon has gone from slicing fish on the docks of Grimsby to becoming a team leader on the world's biggest offshore wind farm.

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War-torn Ukraine signs deal to build second stage of its largest wind farm

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 18:48

Wind giant Vestas signs deal on sidelines of COP28 conference to build a second phase of the biggest wind project in Ukraine.

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Solar’s stunning year: BNEF says 413GW of new PV capacity to be installed in 2023

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 18:43

Leading researcher says solar industry will install a stunning 413GW of new capacity this year, with production also growing and pushing module prices to record lows.

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“Critical boost” for wind as work starts on 1.5GW transmission upgrade

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 18:37

Construction begins on Mortlake Turn-In project, to pave way for 1,500MW of additional renewables hosting capacity and ease voltage stability constraints.

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New Australian developer unveils plan for what would be biggest wind farm in NSW

Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:19

New Australian developer founded by ex Neoen staff unveils plans for what would be the biggest wind farm in NSW in the state's south-west.

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SwitchedOn Podcast: How a health check for your home can help upgrade its energy efficiency

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 20:36

Home energy efficiency assessor, Lucinda Flynn, explains why your reverse cycle air conditioner feels blowy, how to increase the energy rating on your home, and tips for retrofitting on a budget.

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Broken Hill battery makes first appearance in “most challenging” part of grid

Mon, 11/27/2023 - 19:58

Broken Hill battery, testing grid forming inverters at the edge of Australia's sprawling grid, is about to begin its commissioning process.

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