After a successful phase one, Ausgrid launches second phase of household battery-based virtual power plant, with two new "aggregator" partners – ShineHub and Evergen.
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Intensified by climate change, the current 20-year arid period is one of the worst on record, with wide-ranging effects
When Ken Pimlott began fighting US wildfires at the age of 17, they seemed to him to be a brutal but manageable natural phenomenon.Continue reading...
Taylor criticises other countries for setting ambitious emissions targets, while Australia bets on unspecified technology improvements to meet its own targets.
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America's tumbling coal power consumption was surpassed by renewable energy in 2019, and wind power overtook hydro as the US biggest renewable power source.
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Lancaster Wildlife Trust has brought the species back to peatlands following a local extinction in the 19th century
Large heath butterflies are returning to peatlands in greater Manchester 150 years after they went locally extinct.
The acidic peat bogs and mosslands around Manchester and Liverpool were home to the country’s biggest colonies of large heath butterflies – known as the “Manchester argus” – but numbers plummeted as land was drained for agricultural land and peat extraction.Continue reading...
A few tweaks to an old idea could stimulate investment in renewable energy zones and the electric "highways" needed to transport wind and solar.
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Regional Queensland solar FiT gets marginal increase for 2020-21, driven by higher ancillary services fees and energy losses, which were mostly offset by a decline in wholesale energy costs.
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Zinc refinery and solar farm owner Sun Metals pans "system strength" rules, saying they are slow, ad hoc, lack transparency, add costs and discourage investment in large scale wind and solar.
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Oil price crisis and its impact on US shale oil production is revealing where China and the US stand with their very different energy strategies.
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The ACT is set to ban waste incineration to energy projects, concluding the potential impacts to public health could not be justified.
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