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The big, ugly mess that is national energy policy

The story of rising power prices is very different from what our political leaders tell us. There’s an idea doing the rounds that rising power bills are a direct result of rich people putting solar panels on roofs. It’s vaguely … Continue reading

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How industry is getting on with deploying renewables

Industry makes the running while the politics of climate and energy remain in a rut Politicians and others holding out for a fossil-fuelled future had a big win last week. On top of the Turnbull government’s relentless denigration of wind and … Continue reading

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A battery power revolution in the making

Analysts predict a huge future for batteries in global energy storage. On Tasmania’s Bruny Island we have a chance to see what this might look like. A revolution is brewing in meeting rooms and computer laboratories around Australia, and right now … Continue reading

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