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Power from the people: homes paid to supply electricity to the grid
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Power from the people: homes paid to supply electricity to the grid

Pool pumps, airconditioners, batteries and other smart devices could become money spinners for households under a $50 million Berejiklian government plan to create a "virtual battery" to shore up the grid.

  • by Peter Hannam

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Snowy Hydro says multibillion-dollar energy project doesn't need cost-benefit test
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Snowy Hydro says multibillion-dollar energy project doesn't need cost-benefit test

Experts say allowing Snowy Hydro to avoid scrutiny over the project risks repeating old mistakes that led to higher power bills.

  • by Nicole Hasham
Newcastle City Council, UTS join the stampede into solar energy
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Newcastle City Council, UTS join the stampede into solar energy

Two new solar farms add to the growing surge in the renewable energy source in NSW – and abroad.

  • by Peter Hannam
Why Australia needs to be a renewable energy superpower
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Opinion

Why Australia needs to be a renewable energy superpower

Renewable energy can be the "fair dinkum" source of 100 per cent of Australia's power.

  • by Mike Cannon-Brookes
'Elephant in room': Power retailers unable to talk prices at summit
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'Elephant in room': Power retailers unable to talk prices at summit

Energy retailers gathered by the government to work out how to reduce power bills were unable to discuss lowering prices for fear it was considered collusion.

  • by Cole Latimer
Australia set to be a leader in $1.7 trillion battery industry
Electricity

Australia set to be a leader in $1.7 trillion battery industry

Australia is forecast to be a global leader in a battery storage technology boom.

  • by Cole Latimer
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'We want to do everything we can': NSW readies for renewables surge

'We want to do everything we can': NSW readies for renewables surge

The NSW government has set aside $55 million to help smooth the introduction of new solar and wind farms.

  • by Peter Hannam
'We're just not there': Batteries not ready to replace fossil fuels, says lithium miner
Electricity

'We're just not there': Batteries not ready to replace fossil fuels, says lithium miner

A battery material miner headed by global energy experts says the world is still a decade away from large batteries and renewables replacing baseload power.

  • by Cole Latimer
More ACT homes powered by renewables as Crookwell 2 feeds into grid
Canberra

More ACT homes powered by renewables as Crookwell 2 feeds into grid

The Crookwell 2 wind farm will generate more than 300,000 megawatt hours of renewable electricity each year, enough to power about 42,000 Canberra homes.

  • by Blake Foden
Solar batteries close, but not quite there yet for the typical family
Electricity

Solar batteries close, but not quite there yet for the typical family

Solar panels will become as ubiquitous as the Hills Hoist clothes line, but questions remain over the economics of whether to add a solar battery.

  • by John Collett
Greens seek to shame Labor by vowing to restore carbon tax
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Greens seek to shame Labor by vowing to restore carbon tax

Battle looms over rival emission reduction schemes.

  • by David Crowe