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    1. Energy storage must be at heart of our future grid, Alan Finkel says

      Energy storage must be at heart of our future grid, Alan Finkel says

      Chief Scientist Alan Finkel says Australia is taking a world-leading position in energy storage – beyond just batteries – and must put the technology at the centre of its own energy transition. The Chief Scientist’s report Taking Charge highlights Australia's rapidly increasing numbers of residential batteries as well as its investment in pumped hydro and other technologies to support renewable power generation, seeing it at the global forefront of the rise of energy storage.

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    2. Hazelwood Coal-Fired Power Station Closure Would Aid Shift to Renewable Energy

      Hazelwood Coal-Fired Power Station Closure Would Aid Shift to Renewable Energy

      News that French energy giant Engie is considering closing Hazelwood brown coal power station, one of the world's most-polluting power plants, provides an opportunity for government, industry and investors to engineer a smooth transition to renewable energy, clearly the future of electricity generation. In recent days, Engie signalled it is looking at shutting down or selling the Hazelwood plant, as part of the partly French government-owned company's global shift from fossil fuels. Only weeks ago, the company bought a majority stake in US battery storage firm Green Charge Networks. Engie's chief executive predicts that as much as half of all electricity demand will be met by local generation, particularly solar panels.

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