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Energy price caps lifted in major market shift to accommodate expensive fossil fuels

Sophie Vorrath

Australia's energy market rule maker has bowed to pressure to lift price caps on the wholesale electricity prices in one of the biggest reforms to the market in years.

The strangely invisible energy projects that led to all those “blackout” headlines

Giles Parkinson

AEMO's latest assessment of reliability generated the predictable "blackout" headlines, but the details tell another story.

Claims of industry lobbying as new ISP to model “green gas” alternative to solar

Sophie Vorrath

AEMO creates controversy over new ISP scenario that looks at "green gas", despite overwhelming push to electrification.

“Bubbles in your soda water:” How Labor justifies LNG boom behind emissions jump

Amalyah Hart

Australia's emissions jumped again, and scientists are not happy with new oil exploration acreage and Labor minister's description of CO2 as "bubbles in your soda water."

Is an aluminium-sulphur battery the way out of the lithium quagmire?

Amalyah Hart

Researchers unveil new battery made from abundant, low-cost materials that could compete with lithium-ion to support the shift to renewable energy.

Gas prices and nuclear outages put European grid at breaking point

Giles Parkinson

Prices in France and Germany and across Europe have again jumped to unprecedented levels thanks to soaring cost of gas and massive nuclear shortfalls.

Australian miners seen in top spot to lead global sector green

Jim Regan

By embracing renewables, Australia's miners could lead the world in extracting "green minerals" needed to power global decarbonisation.

Carbon capture remains a risky investment for achieving decarbonisation

Bruce Robertson

Is carbon capture and storage a realistic climate solution, or a subsidy harvesting exercise to extend the life of fossil fuel assets? We review 13 projects to find out.

Solar Insiders Podcast: China drought to hit solar, battery supplies

Giles Parkinson & Nigel Morris

Extreme weather conditions in China starts to have impact on solar and battery supply chains, plus all the local news.

Horizon Power secures land to take Goldfields town to 100 pct renewables

Sophie Vorrath

Menzies Shire Council sets aside land to support a renewable energy facility to power the remote mining town with a mix of solar PV battery storage.

BYD Atto 3 servicing costs slashed and free first year offered after customer protests

Riz Akhtar

Servicing costs for BYD Atto electric car slashed by nearly one quarter, and one year offered free after backlash from customers.

Mid-spec VW ID.4 electric SUVs arrive in Australia

Bridie Schmidt

Two VW ID.4s arrive in Zetland, Sydney as the German carmaker prepares for its introduction to the local market in October.

EV news wrap from The Driven

Staff Reporters

Tesla Supercharger prices jump sharply, as network expansion plan hits delays; Breakfast’s up! Family takes Hyundai Ioniq 5 camping to try out V2L; How electric vehicles played the long game … and won; and much more.
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