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Ultra-low cost solar “stretch goal” gets federal funding boost

ARENA opens up to $40m in funding to expressions of interest from projects that promise to materially reduce the levelised cost of solar. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/ultra-low-cost-solar-stretch-goal-gets-federal-funding-boost/ “ARENA said the R&D funding program would be aligned with the Agency’s own … Continue reading

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New ARENA funding round to help plug one of last gaps to 100% renewables grid

Grid forming inverters – mostly likely hosted in battery storage installations – are seen as crucial to supply the system strength and other key grid services traditionally delivered by coal, gas and other spinning machinery. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/new-arena-fund-to-help-plug-one-of-last-gaps-to-100-pct-renewables-grid/

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Early exit for coal as National Electricity Market prepares for renewable future

Coal-fired power generators are expected to shut down nearly three times faster than previously anticipated and exit the National Energy Market entirely by 2043, according to an updated plan that follows widespread consultation with the sector. — Read on http://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/early-coal-exit-national-electricity-market-renewables/100687644 “Large-scale … Continue reading

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There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can give us cheap, clean energy

It’s 650 metres below the surface, across 6,000 square kilometres – and has been overlooked for far too long. — Read on theconversation.com/theres-an-enormous-geothermal-pool-under-the-latrobe-valley-that-can-give-us-cheap-clean-energy-166829 But will there be any approval to develop big project like this if there’s nothing to create … Continue reading

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Morrison and Taylor outline vision for more fossil gas fields, and more pipelines | RenewEconomy

The Morrison government’s new gas infrastructure plan would expand fossil gas extraction, and push Australia into fossil hydrogen. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/morrison-and-taylor-outline-vision-for-more-fossil-gas-fields-and-more-pipelines/ Shortage of gas supply was not shared in analysis by Audrey Zibelman, ex CEO of AEMO, now quit … Continue reading

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How much has the cost of renewable energy fallen by since 2010? | World Economic Forum

Research from Our World in Data shows that the cost of renewable energy has drastically fallen since 2010. — Read on http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/11/renewable-energy-cost-fallen/

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Liberal-controlled oversight committee says Taylor’s ARENA changes should be cancelled

Senate oversight committee says controversial regulations that push ARENA into funding non renewable technologies, including CCS – be cancelled. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/liberal-controlled-oversight-committee-says-taylors-arena-changes-should-be-cancelled/ Minister Taylor trying it on yet again

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South Australia Hasn’t Lost One Hour Of Electricity In 5 Years Thanks To Renewables & Batteries | CleanTechnica

South Australia Hasn’t Lost One Hour Of Electricity In 5 Years Thanks To Renewables & Batteries | CleanTechnica — Read on cleantechnica.com/2021/09/29/south-australia-hasnt-lost-one-hour-of-electricity-in-5-years-thanks-to-renewables-batteries/ reprinted in USA from RenewEconomy

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Records smashed as renewables break through 60pct, coal output at new low | RenewEconomy

Renewables surge through 60 per cent of Australia’s main grid for first time, as output of coal and network demand also hit new lows. — Read on reneweconomy.com.au/records-smashed-as-renewables-break-through-60pct-coal-output-at-new-low/ AEMO now preparing grid for 100% wind and solar by 2025

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100 per cent renewables by 2025: Grid operator pushes clean energy revolution

100 per cent renewables by 2025: Grid operator pushes clean energy revolution — Read on amp.theage.com.au/politics/federal/100-per-cent-renewables-by-2025-grid-operator-pushes-clean-energy-revolution-20210713-p589ap.html At last, here’s where we need to go…

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