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Shell to make household batteries in Australia

Shell to make household batteries in Australia

Global energy giant Shell has bought German household battery maker Sonnen, which is currently building a new battery factory in Adelaide.

  • by Cole Latimer

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Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO
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Reduced demand doing little to stop wholesale power prices rising, says AEMO

The energy market operator says Australians have been relying less on the grid but it is doing little to stem rising wholesale power prices which reached record highs last year.

  • by Cole Latimer
Nationals anger as energy laws delayed in face of defeat
Nationals

Nationals anger as energy laws delayed in face of defeat

Government avert possible loss on floor of Parliament only to upset members of the National Party.

  • by Shane Wright and Cole Latimer
Government puts away 'big stick' power plan - for now
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Government puts away 'big stick' power plan - for now

The Coalition government will no longer put its new energy power laws to Parliament before the election.

  • by Shane Wright
Infrastructure Australia says we need fast chargers on highways
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Infrastructure Australia says we need fast chargers on highways

Agency says it is time to start rolling out a nationwide network of electric vehicle fast chargers

  • by Shane Wright
Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme

Householders can now tap in to Labor's $60m solar hot water scheme

Homeowners will be able to apply for $1000 rebates to install solar hot water systems from next week under a government scheme to slash power bills.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
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Fire causes major power outage across Sydney's upper north shore
Electricity

Fire causes major power outage across Sydney's upper north shore

Supply was interrupted at midday to about 26,000 properties across the upper north shore and Hills district.

  • by Jenny Noyes and Ben Weir
Shopping around on power could save Victorian consumers $2000 a year
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Electricity

Shopping around on power could save Victorian consumers $2000 a year

A new electricity report has found Victorians' potential power bill savings are shrinking as the state continues to face record high energy prices.

  • by Cole Latimer
EnergyAustralia to turn charities into mini-power plants
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Electricity

EnergyAustralia to turn charities into mini-power plants

Electricity company EnergyAustralia is launching a $15 million program to help charities slash their power bills by installing free solar panels and battery systems, turning them into mini-power plants.

  • by Cole Latimer
ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax
Electricity

ATO wins battle to force electricity company to pay tax

Electricity poles and wires company Spark Infrastructure has taken a $270 million bath, writing down its South Australian electricity distribution assets and dropping dividends after a new court decision will force it to pay tax.

  • by Cole Latimer
Premier announces $200 power bill rebate for self-funded retirees
Electricity

Premier announces $200 power bill rebate for self-funded retirees

It's the latest pre-election sweetener from the Berejiklian government.