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Author Archives: Giles Parkinson

Australian Greens’ New Policy Pushes For 20GW By 2020

October 6th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

The Australian Greens have unveiled a new policy that aims for 20GW of energy storage to be installed across the nation by 2030, providing incentives for storage at household and grid level, and try to move the energy debate beyond the limited scope of baseload vs renewables

“Base-Cost Renewables” Will See Wind & Solar Kill Coal

August 22nd, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

Recently, Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicted that the cost of new wind and solar would soon beat the cost of refurbished coal plants. Now BNEF predicts that solar will beat the cost of existing, fully depreciated and unrefurbished coal plants by 2032. And wind will follow soon after

Sonnen Battery Storage Developer Plans To Take Utilities “Out Of Business”

July 10th, 2017 | by Giles Parkinson

Christoph Ostermann, the founder and CEO of German battery storage developer Sonnenbatterie, could hardly believe his luck: Just as he prepared to announce a plan to take Australia’s energy utilities “out of business”, the utilities announced – en masse – a near 20 per cent jump in the cost of grid power.

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