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Loose-fill asbestos NSW Register

By admin | February 10, 2017
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The NSW Government has created the Loose-fill Asbestos Insulation Register (LFAI Register), which enables the community to know whether any particular residential property is affected by the presence of the harmful substance. To help bring the message home, NSW Fair Trading officers have been out and about spreading the message to ensure that all companies…

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Mayflower makeover

By admin | February 10, 2017
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How’s this for a return to the future – a solar powered Mayflower voyage across the Atlantic in 2020 to mark the 400-year anniversary of the legendary Mayflower passage. But while the original ship carried 132 passengers and crew, the 21st century vessel will cross the ocean completely unmanned and take on an entirely different…

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Redflow finds a ready market overseas

By admin | February 10, 2017
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Australian energy storage specialist Redflow is now selling its Australian developed zinc-bromine batteries in Asian countries where telecommunications have leap-frogged copper lines into wireless telephony and broadband. The company is currently pursuing what it sees as a massive potential demand in Asia for its flow batteries to power mobile telecommunication towers located in areas without…

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Victoria’s energy efficient agenda

By admin | February 10, 2017
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Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews recently announced a $6 million initiative which boosts home energy efficiency and saves money for those most in need. The Making Home Energy More Affordable program will deliver energy efficiency upgrades for 800 concession and low income households and includes home renovations; replacing appliances; installing solar panels; and giving households the…

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Storage to power ahead in 2017

By admin | February 10, 2017
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Energy storage is on a path toward further strong growth in 2017 with Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasting year-on-year global commissioned capacity addition will exceed 1 GW for the first time. The team of analysts predict a doubling of new capacity to 1.5 GW, dominated by lithium-ion batteries and a price reduction of around 15…

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Bloomberg’s market predictions

By admin | February 10, 2017
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The latest BNEF report The shift to ‘base-cost’ renewables: 10 predictions for 2017 takes a good look at key developments in renewables markets across the globe. And with input from 120 specialist analysts around the world, the predictions should be reasonably sound. Although the Australian renewables market is not singled out, the report still makes…

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Major projects

By admin | February 10, 2017
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CEFC’s Gloria Chan Regional NSW is set to benefit from a $150 million investment from the CEFC that will accelerate the construction of three major solar projects with a capacity of 100 MW and a total value of $230 million. The three large-scale solar farms will be built in Dubbo, Parkes and Griffith and increase…

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Sweltering heat, simmering debate

By admin | February 10, 2017
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The intense heat engulfing the eastern states and triggering power shortages in South Australia has, predictably, reignited political debate over the shortfall in grid energy supplies. In South Australia as many as 90,000 people were impacted by power cuts mid week and there was outrage over the inactive gas plant that could have been cranked…

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