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CSIRO analysis reveals large-scale solar still cheapest electricity technology

The CSIRO GenCost report shows renewables remain the cheapest new build electricity technology in Australia, with utility-scale solar emerging as the golden child, despite inflationary pressures, supply chain constraints and costs associated with additional storage and transmission.

Delays in energy transmission and generation projects trigger reliability warnings

The Australian Energy Market Operator has issued new warnings of potential breaches in the reliability standards for the National Electricity Market in coming years due to delays in key transmission projects and looming retirements of coal-fired generators.

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Rooftop PV market faces profit squeeze as sales slow

Rooftop PV is the fourth largest source of electricity generation in Australia, providing about 11% of the country’s power supply, but solar industry analyst SunWiz has cautioned the market to brace for a challenging period.

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AEMC aims to plug gap with ring-fencing rule for grid connections

The Australian Energy Market Commission has published a new ring-fencing rule for transmission network companies as it seeks to boost competition for grid connection services and speed up the deployment of new solar, wind and battery projects.

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South Australian teams with California on clean energy ambitions

The South Australian and California state governments have signed an historic agreement that will see them work together on advancing the clean energy transition and the integration of renewable energies, including green hydrogen, into their respective grids.

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Budget fuels renewable hydrogen’s future with $8 billion uptick

Budget night unveiled more than $8 billion of support measures to grow the domestic hydrogen industry for its place on the global stage, which energy billionaire Andrew Forrest suggests could make Australia the Saudi Arabia of clean energy.

Neara boss says network access issues remain after budget spend

The focus of the federal government’s $22.7 billion commitment to Australia’s clean energy future has been queried with concerns raised about the capacity of the nation’s electricity network to support the shift from fossil fuel generation to renewables.

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Budget tips $22.7 billion into Future Made in Australia initiative

The federal government will invest $22.7 billion in its Future Made in Australia initiative over the next decade to maximise the economic and industrial benefits of the international shift to net zero and support Australia to become a renewable energy superpower.

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Countrywide locks in government backing to help drive Hydrogen HyWay

Countrywide Hydrogen’s ambition to be the first major green hydrogen producer in Tasmania has received a boost with the state government announcing an $8 million funding package that would support the delivery of its ‘Hydrogen HyWay’ project.

Plibersek approves 800 MW solar farm and big battery in Queensland

The Australian government has ticked off on a more than 1 GW solar farm and battery energy storage facility being developed in Queensland’s Southern Downs region.

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