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Following the success of Elon Musk’s 100-megawatt battery in South Australia, another battery and renewable power plant are in the worksAustralia’s renewable energy sector responds to the success of South Australia’s Tesla lithium ion battery. South Australia will build the world’s largest solar thermal plant, and a Queensland wind farm may be the site of a new record-breaking battery
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2018-01-11 00:20:09
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Despite costing up to $4.5bn, the feasibility study for ‘Australia’s biggest battery’ finds it would still be economically viable
Australians would pay more for electricity and have more volatile supply if the Snowy 2.0 pumped hydropower project is not built, Josh Frydenberg has said.The energy and environment minister has strongly argued for the necessity of the scheme in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review, despite the feasibility study revealing that its estimated cost had blown out by more than $2bn to between $3
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2018-01-08 20:25:59
Thursday, January 4th, 2018      Leave a Comment
Hydropower policy to be rethought in face of environmental concerns, indigenous sensitivities and public unease, says surprise government statement After swathes of forest clearance, millions of tonnes of concrete and decades of hydro-expansion, Brazil has raised hopes that it may finally step back from the construction of new mega-dams
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2018-01-04 11:56:42
Thursday, December 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Shire river, which generates almost all of the country’s power, has fallen to critical levels, leaving major cities strugglingLarge parts of Malawi have been plunged into darkness as water levels at the country’s main hydro power plant fell to critical levels due to a severe drought, according to its electricity company
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2017-12-07 20:47:35
Sunday, November 26th, 2017      Leave a Comment
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A state-owned Nepali power company will develop the Himalayan country's biggest hydroelectric plant after the government scrapped a deal with a Chinese company, a government official said on Sunday.
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2017-11-26 02:18:28
Wednesday, November 8th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Expert says analysis shows need for more orderly transition from fossil fuels, with more notice of closure of coal plants South Australia’s renewables-heavy electricity market has been turned upside down, moving from importing power to exporting it, and from having some the most expensive wholesale prices in the country to having some of the cheapest
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2017-11-08 00:49:29
Thursday, September 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
Combined solar and pumped hydro generator set to provide quarter of shortfall from Liddell power station’s closure• How an abandoned goldmine will be converted into pumped hydro storage A pumped hydro project that reuses an old goldmine in north Queensland is close to securing federal funding.The combined solar and pumped hydro generator is set to provide a quarter of the power needed to cover the shortfall from the closure of the Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales and can do it before 2021
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2017-09-21 02:42:09
Thursday, August 31st, 2017      Leave a Comment
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has invited bids to build a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal populations, despite opposition from conservationists to the long-delayed project.
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2017-08-31 06:35:30
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Tony Abbott fires opening salvo in looming party debate over clean energy, insisting PM must ‘go ahead with new coal-fired power’ because he backs hydroTony Abbott has thrown down the gauntlet to Malcolm Turnbull in the lead-up to the Coalition’s renewed deliberations over the Finkel review, declaring if the prime minister is prepared to back pumped hydro, he also needs to support a new coal-fired power station
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2017-08-30 04:43:11
Friday, August 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Prime minister addresses state’s Liberal party council meeting and urges voters to retain the first-term Hodgman governmentThe prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has trumpeted Tasmania’s ability to lead the country in renewable energy at the state’s Liberal party council meeting.On Saturday, Turnbull addressed 250 delegates at the annual conference in Launceston, the party’s final gathering before a state election in March
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2017-08-18 22:28:59
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Producers of "green" aluminum - made using renewable energy rather than fossil fuels - are starting to charge premium prices thanks to rising demand from industrial customers under pressure to reduce their carbon footprints.
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2017-08-02 07:26:25