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14 Jun 2019

Electric cars and renewable energy could drive new outback mining boom

By Emilia Terzon - ABC News - 11 June 2019Main image: PHOTO: Parts needed to make electric cars could be dug up in the NT. (ABC News: Leah MacLennan)Electric cars and wind turbines could be pivotal to fuelling the next outback mining boom, with resource companies and start-ups w...

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13 Jun 2019

NSW quietly cancels 200MW virtual power plant, redirects funds to solar loans

By Michael Mazengarb - RenewEconomy - 11 June 2019The NSW government has quietly cancelled a $50 million program to establish a 200MW virtual power plant, to cover the costs of an election promise to provide interest-free loans to households for solar and batteries.The now canned Smart Ener...

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12 Jun 2019

Victoria Police add all-electric Tesla Model X to highway patrol

By Sophie Vorrath - The Driven - 3 June 2019Electric vehicles could be the norm for road policing in Australia within just 10 years’ time, Victoria Police has said, after revealing on Monday it had welcomed a Tesla Model X into the fold of its highway patrol operational fleet.The use of ...

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11 Jun 2019

Networks want to hit household solar exports with extra grid charges

By Giles Parkinson - RenewEconomy - 4th June 2019The main lobby group representing Australia’s electricity and gas networks has renewed its push to hit households exporting solar back to the grid with additional grid charges – to the horror of some consumer groups and industry experts.E...

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7 Jun 2019

Solar among major winners in Victorian budget

By Marija Maisch - PV Magazine - 28 May 2019Rebates and zero-interest loans for solar panels, solar hot water systems and batteries account for one of the major spends in Victoria’s 2019/20 budget and come at a cost of $1.3 billion.The 2019/20 Victorian budget is investing $545 million o...

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6 Jun 2019

How greater ‘energy literacy’ would benefit consumers

By Stuart Layt - The Sydney Morning Herald - 1 June 2019Increasing the “energy literacy” of average consumers would benefit the whole country, a Queensland academic argues.Peta Ashworth, who is the University of Queensland chair in sustainable energy futures, produced a report ...

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6 Jun 2019

How greater ‘energy literacy’ would benefit consumers

By Stuart Layt - The Sydney Morning Herald - 1 June 2019Increasing the “energy literacy” of average consumers would benefit the whole country, a Queensland academic argues.Peta Ashworth, who is the University of Queensland chair in sustainable energy futures, produced a report ...

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5 Jun 2019

Queensland solar rule change declared “invalid” by Supreme Court

By Sophie Vorrath - RenewEconomy - 29 May 2019The controversial solar rule change governing projects 100kW and over in Queensland has been declared invalid by that state’s Supreme Court, after a legal challenge by a solar farm developer.The managers of the 35MW Brigalow Solar Farm in the...

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4 Jun 2019

World’s largest macadamia processor switches to solar power, boosting return for growers

By Kim Honan - ABC News - 31 May 2019Feature image: The Macadamia Processing Company has installed a 600kW solar electricity system on the roof of its factory at Alphadale.(Supplied: Macadamia Processing Company).The world's largest macadamia processor has turned to solar power in a bid to ...

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3 Jun 2019

Victorian solar rebates never had hope of meeting demand, figures show

By Sybilla Gross and Liz Hobday - ABC News - Updated 28 May 2019The first phase of the Victorian Government's popular but messy rooftop solar rebate program was never going to satisfy the demand for household solar in the state, according to figures from the national Clean Energy Regulator....

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31 May 2019

Off the grid: AEMC paves way for stand alone systems to replace poles and wires

By Giles Parkinson - RenewEconomy - 30 May 2019In a landmark development, Australia’s principal energy rule-maker has paved the way for network operators to sever the network ties to remote customers, and deliver stand-alone power systems based around solar and batteries that will deliver big...

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31 May 2019

Sonnen launches battery and solar fixed price energy deal in Victoria

By Sophie Vorrath - One Step Off The Grid - 24 May 2019German battery manufacturer Sonnen has launched its “bill shock” busting solar and storage energy package, SonnenFlat, in Victoria.The fixed price deal offers households who install a sonnenbatterie with rooftop solar (and a smart ...

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