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Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

15 Aug 2019, 13:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.

UK’s blackout first-responders included 475MW of batteries

UK’s blackout first-responders included 475MW of batteries

20 Aug 2019, 12:39

A report out today on the causes of the UK’s recent blackout, where electricity supply to 5% of National Grid’s customers was cut off “to protect the other 95%”, highlighted that 475MW of batteries were used to help bring the network back online.

US energy storage roll-out up 45% in 2018, says new report

US energy storage roll-out up 45% in 2018, says new report

8 Aug 2019, 13:11

Growth across the board is driven by falling costs, an increased public understanding of energy storage's benefits, and favourable state policies and residential programs in California, Hawaii, and Vermont, according to the report's authors.