Cost effective electricity storage is, literally, a game changer. Last week US electric car maker Tesla announced pricing and availability of a new residential battery product. How do the numbers stack up?

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Germany, the US, Spain and others are held up as being at the forefront of solar power, but it is Australia that easily leads the world when it comes to solar penetration with a national rate of close to 15 per cent.

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The Australian Energy Regulator (AER) has not hesitated to use its new powers, significantly revising down all network proposals, with the exception of TasNetworks. But what are the implication for the businesses and customers?

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Heatwaves and electricity supply

January 2015: Summer means it's heatwave season in Australia. Heatwaves can drive big increases in electricity demand, increase the risk of outages as well as bushfires. Want to know more?

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Heatwaves and electricity supply