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Too hot to handle – why solar is set to sizzle - Finfeed


Finfeed

Too hot to handle – why solar is set to sizzle
Finfeed
Australia's skyrocketing energy prices have been garnering plenty of attention lately, as the costs threaten not just ordinary households but major businesses struggling to budget to accommodate the bloated bills. While the issue is being played out in ...
Solar project hit by funds splittingThe Australian
South Australia Commissions Solar Thermal Power Plant for Baseload Energy SupplyIISD Reporting Services
SolarReserve to build solar thermal power station in South AustralianEnergy Digital
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AGL commits to building Australia's biggest wind farm at Coopers Gap - Courier Mail


Courier Mail

AGL commits to building Australia's biggest wind farm at Coopers Gap
Courier Mail
The joint venture, known as the Powering Australian Renewables Fund, will target about 1000 megawatts of renewable energy developments. QIC will invest on behalf of its clients in the Future Fund and those invested in the QIC Global Infrastructure Fund.

Tasmania's eye on full renewable energy by 2022, but work still to be done on securing supply - ABC Online


ABC Online

Tasmania's eye on full renewable energy by 2022, but work still to be done on securing supply
ABC Online
The previous Labor-Green government legislated a minimum dam storage level of 25 per cent to allow Hydro to maximise profits while the carbon tax was in place. After the energy crisis the Liberal government ordered a return to a minimum of 30 per cent.

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Electric vehicles, renewable energy driving demand, and price, for copper - ABC Online


Electric vehicles, renewable energy driving demand, and price, for copper
ABC Online
Coupled with the demand for copper for use in new technologies, including renewable energy infrastructure, and the role it plays in pollution reduction, the red metal is looking at a buoyant future. Electric vehicle rotary motors use up to four times ...

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Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up - The Conversation AU


The Conversation AU

Pace of renewable energy shift leaves city planners struggling to keep up
The Conversation AU
... adopting strategies to promote the uptake of renewable energy. Yet land use planning has seemingly begun to lag behind. As an example, few, if any, planning codes in Australia prevent overshadowing of rooftop solar systems (photovoltaic and hot water).

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South Australia energy plan: Port Augusta will be home to new $650 million solar thermal power plant - The Advertiser


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South Australia energy plan: Port Augusta will be home to new $650 million solar thermal power plant
The Advertiser
Energy Minister Tom Koutsantonis said the plant — along with the giant Tesla battery to be built in the Mid North — “firmly entrenches South Australia as a world leader in the storage of renewable energy (and) will help to make our energy grid more ...

Prime Minister attacks South Australia's renewable energy policy at state Liberal Party's AGM - ABC Online


ABC Online

Prime Minister attacks South Australia's renewable energy policy at state Liberal Party's AGM
ABC Online
The Prime Minister has delivered a fresh broadside at the South Australian Government over electricity, describing Premier Jay Weatherill's pursuit of renewable energy projects policy as "ideology and idiocy in equal measure". Speaking at the state ...
Australian Politics Live: Tony Abbott's sister hits back in family feudThe Australian
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Predictable NBN errors replicated in renewable energy sector - The Australian


Predictable NBN errors replicated in renewable energy sector
The Australian
The problem with the National Broadband Network was always very simple. The project's goals were worthy: to provide a new, albeit extremely costly, high-speed network, earn a reasonable return on taxpayers' investment and charge readily affordable ...

Apple looking at renewable energy in Australia - The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

Apple looking at renewable energy in Australia
The Australian Financial Review
Global technology giant Apple's environmental boss Lisa Jackson says the company is looking at expanding into Australia's energy market including a stake in solar and wind projects. With Apple purchasing solar farms across the world to help its target ...