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Pumped Hydro. Part of the future?

Pumped Hydro. Part of the future?

Pumped hydro has the potential to be part of a 100 percent renewable energy mix in the next 20 years, according to researchers at the Australian National University. The ANU repor ...

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Drillings tests begin at Snowy 2.0

Drillings tests begin at Snowy 2.0

Drilling has begun at Kiandra in the Snowy Mountains as part of the feasibility study for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's much vaunted Snowy 2.0 project. Workers have drilled do ...

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$8m funding for Snowy 2.0 feasibility

$8m funding for Snowy 2.0 feasibility

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced $8 million in funding to determine the feasibility of his pet project, the Snowy 2.0 hydro scheme. Visiting the area this week, Turnb ...

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Hydro’s big plans for Tassie

Hydro’s big plans for Tassie

Tasmania could double its power generation from 10,000MW per year to around 20,000 MW and drive down electricity prices in the island state. Hydro Tasmania's chief executive Steve ...

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Tully hydro back on agenda

Tully hydro back on agenda

A Queensland Coalition MP has called for the resurrection of the large Tully Millstream hydro-electricity project, and Deputy Prime Minister Barbaby Joyce has reportedly agreed to ...

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Melbourne Water embraces mini-hydro

Melbourne Water embraces mini-hydro

Five new mini-hydroelectric plants are now up and running at five locations operated by Melbourne Water. The plans have been installed at Dandenong, Mount Waverly, Boronia and Car ...

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Hydro under fire for cloud seeding

Hydro under fire for cloud seeding

Hydro Tasmania's decision to undertake cloud seeding flights in June is under fire with calls for an independent inquiry. Only days before serious flooding enveloped the state in ...

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Snowy might also be Sunny

Snowy might also be Sunny

  Snowy Hydro, operators of the iconic hydro scheme in NSW, says it is looking to purchasing agreements with new large scale solar projects as a key part of its future strate ...

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Hydro takes $180m hit from Basslink

Hydro takes $180m hit from Basslink

Hydro Tasmania has costed the state's recent energy crisis at $180 million and says it will post a $90 million full year loss. Appearing before a Parliamentary Committee, Hydro ch ...

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Big rains help Tassie

Big rains help Tassie

Tasmania continues to recover from its energy crisis with dam storage levels pushing through the 20 percent level and repairs for the damaged Basslink cable to the mainland still ...

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