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Swansea University deploys Redflow batteries for renewable energy Active Building demonstrator

2 hours 51 min ago

Swansea University’s 120 kilowatt-hours (kWh) Redflow battery installation is now commissioned and operating, storing and supplying renewable energy on a microgrid that powers the Swansea University Active Building demonstrator.

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Deakin Uni leads research hub looking beyond lithium for next generation batteries

2 hours 54 min ago

The University of Wollongong's Professor Zaiping Guo. (supplied)A new research hub will work to improve the safety and reliability of energy storage technologies, including batteries.

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Australia ranks second worst in world on climate action, outside top 50 on clean energy

4 hours 2 min ago

kyoto COP25 Madrid climate talks kyoto carryover angus taylor - optimisedAustralia ranks second last in world for climate action in the latest assessment of progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals, beaten only by Brunei.

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LONGi releases “Technical Brief” for its new Hi-MO 5 module for ultra-large power plants

4 hours 41 min ago

Gallium-doped M10 standard silicon wafers (182mm) and Smart Soldering technologies deliver high power performance and long-term reliability.

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Graph of the Day: Map of NSW generation – wind, solar, hydro, coal and gas

4 hours 44 min ago

A map of existing generation plants in NSW, including coal, gas, biomass, solar and wind.

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Know your NEM: Prices down, despite seasonality of rooftop solar

4 hours 52 min ago

It's a time of low output for rooftop solar, and the share of large scale wind and solar is also off its peak, but Australia's power prices are still at low levels.

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Former Socceroos captain wants Australia to show climate leadership as World Cup host

6 hours 41 min ago

womens world cup football climate change craig fosterFormer Socceroos captain calls for Australia to use role as 2023 World Cup hosts to show leadership on climate change.

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US utilities are skipping the gas ‘bridge’ in transition from coal to renewables

8 hours 18 min ago

New strategies in Arizona, Colorado, Florida and New Mexico signal an abrupt break with fossil fuels.

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Man who wants to be deputy PM compares wind power to rain making gun

9 hours 18 min ago

Barnaby Joyce has a new anecdote about renewables, as the conservative campaign agains wind and solar and in favour of nuclear enters a new phase.

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Australia’s secretive defence operations HQ to get 1.9MW solar farm

Fri, 2020-07-03 17:34

Australia's secretive defence operations headquarters, HQJOC, set to be solar powered with 1.9MW solar farm.

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UPC gets federal approval for $350 million wind and solar hub in Tasmania

Fri, 2020-07-03 14:42

wind turbine aemc frequency response- optimisedUPC says it has federal approval for Jim's Plain wind and solar hub in Tasmania, and is now seeking final approvals for Robbins Island wind project and transmission line.

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Global energy body warns against rush to cut renewables and storage research funds

Fri, 2020-07-03 14:26

IEA warns cuts to clean tech research and development funding as Australia's Coalition government ponders future of Australian Renewable Energy Agency

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Spain closes half of all its coal-fired power stations in one fell swoop

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:42

Spain ceased operations at nearly half of its coal-fired power stations on June 30, shuttering seven out of its 15 plants totalling 4,630MW.

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Deakin’s new Hub for world-leading energy storage and conversion

Fri, 2020-07-03 13:33

Deakin warmly welcomes the Australian Government’s announcement for the University to take stewardship of the Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub in New Safe and Reliable Energy Storage and Conversion Technologies.

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Port joins Hunter group pursuing United Nations sustainability goals

Fri, 2020-07-03 11:41

Port of Newcastle (PON) is one of seven Hunter institutions that have united to advocate for and drive local adoption of the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Burning money: Fossil fuel stocks worst performers on ASX over last decade

Fri, 2020-07-03 10:14

Analysis shows publicly-listed fossil fuel companies ranked amongst the ASX worst performers for the last decade.

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Troubles in solar industry as leading commercial contractor calls in administrators

Fri, 2020-07-03 08:18

One of Australia's biggest and most respected C&I solar contractors, Todae Solar, goes into voluntary administration.

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German renewables surge to 55.8% of net generation for first half 2020

Thu, 2020-07-02 15:30

Canva - Environment friendly solar panels - optimised germanyRenewables in Germany surge past 55 per cent market share for first half of 2020, including a new monthly record set in February of 61.8 per cent.

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Solar households may soon be charged network fee for exports to grid

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:58

Australian Energy Regulator revives talk of plans to charge households a network fee for exporting excess rooftop solar back into the grid.

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Australia’s major energy players are split over pace of renewables transition

Thu, 2020-07-02 14:12

Canva - Coal mining from above - optimised brown coal hydrogenReaction to zero emissions target and 5-minute settlements indicates a growing split among big energy companies over the pace of the renewables transition in Australia.

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