Renewable energy

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Fossil fuel plant outages pose main threat to summer power supply as renewables bolster grid
Australian Energy Market Operator says risks of insufficient supply during summer peak load periods remain despite La Niña bringing cooler temperatures

Peter Hannam

02, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Global push for green steel could hit Australia’s $150bn iron ore exports if miners don’t adapt, report finds
Cheap renewable energy could see industry upgrade iron ore production and lure steelmaking onshore, expert says

Peter Hannam

01, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Drax is expected to profit from UK energy crisis until 2023
Company’s shares hit seven-year high after revealing plans to invest £3bn despite questions over biomass

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Data storage, mining and wind: oceans seen as new frontier but at what cost?
Industries gazing out to sea in search of more space, more cold, clean water and more wind offer a glimpse of the future and its risks

Helen Scales

01, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Renewable energy has ‘another record year of growth’ says IEA
Renewables will account for about 95% of growth in global power-generation capacity up to the end of 2026, finds energy agency

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Federal government lags all Australian states on renewable energy action, new report finds
WWF Australia awards commonwealth wooden spoon over missed opportunity at Cop26

Lisa Cox

29, Nov, 2021 @7:01 PM

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‘Kill the viability’: big batteries to lose out from electricity grid rule change
Australian Energy Market Commission rule changes for batteries, pumped hydro and other storage may increase ‘risk perception’ for potential investors

Peter Hannam

29, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Bulb chief used government advisory role to ‘brief against’ rivals
Collapsed supplier used access to ministers to criticise competitors’ green credentials and exaggerate its own

Jillian Ambrose

27, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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In defence of Science Museum’s sponsors | Letter
Letter: Bob Ward, an adviser on two of the museum’s energy exhibitions, responds to a campaign letter expressing concern over its fossil fuel ties

Letters

25, Nov, 2021 @5:48 PM

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‘Real beacon’: Australian company developing zinc-bromide battery technology lists for $285m
Zinc-bromide gel is safer, longer-lasting, cheaper form of storage than lithium batteries, creators say, as company lists on UK market Get our free news app; get our morning email briefing

Peter Hannam

25, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the energy crisis: a Bulb goes out | Editorial
Editorial: Bulb has become the biggest energy supplier to go under since August. Its collapse brings the crisis to a new climax

Editorial

24, Nov, 2021 @6:41 PM

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Household power bills to fall by about $77 a year as developers bet on renewables
Australian Energy Market Commission says Queensland and Victoria will enjoy biggest falls by 2024 as new large-scale solar plants join electricity grid

Peter Hannam

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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