Smart Energy

US quintet plan 2100MW wind and storage project

Wyoming proposal would run 845km line to supply energy-hungry LA.

You can’t make plastic from a solar panel

But you certainly can run cars in India and China in the next couple of decades on solar electricity - so the oil industry should start transitioning.

Tesla's China challenge: getting chargers installed

Tesla has big China ambitions but first must win over charger sceptics.

It’s a revolution, Melbourne trams could go wire-free

Constantly improving supercapacitor technology is unburdening tram networks across the world, and provides Melbourne with the opportunity to expand its famed system.

Retailers back smart meter rollout

Technology would help ease cross-subsidies, says industry group.

Carnegie Wave delivers power transfer device for testing

Collaborative WavePOD device to undergo six-month examination at German university.

US to launch $1m inverter prize

National Renewable Energy Laboratory seeks design for small, powerful inverters.

US proposes air-conditioner standards

Commercial air-con efficiency rules plan to slash emissions by 60m tonnes.

Energy efficiency scheme 'delivering $1600 saving'

ACT govt says retailer requirement delivering net benefit to consumers.

Redflow completes large-scale storage trial

'Successful' process puts company in line for milestone payment.

Website to aid funding for greener buildings

Project to boost to help owners and tenants access 'environmental upgrade finance'.

Solar Council launches storage counterpart

Energy Storage Council to push for standardisation for network embeds.

Sydney landmark gains green credentials

Martin Place office site largest heritage site to win six-star rating.

Novatec Solar fires up thermal demonstration

Spanish plant to harness inorganic molten salt as heat transfer liquid.

Study to track low-income homes' energy use

Abbott government launches latest stage of $72m 'energy habits' program.

How monitoring and control is changing solar businesses

Monitoring is perhaps being underestimated by solar installers and retailers who could be 'supersizing' their operations with locked-in forward revenue streams.

China $16bn charging plan 'to unleash EV market'

Green car proposal best served by investment in 'level-3 charging infrastructure', says analyst.

Energy efficiency: The most important fuel we didn’t know we had

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Two new reports this week tell us energy efficiency can boost growth, create jobs and save Europe from the Russian gas giants. With these benefits and more, what's holding back action?

IEA lauds energy efficiency 'social, economic boosts'

But 'two-thirds' of energy efficiency potential lost under current policies, warns US agency.

Repaying our emissions debt

With the carbon tax gone, the 'structural rebalancing’ of – admittedly, excessive – hydro in favour of brown coal will equate to an extra 8 million tonnes of CO2 over the year.