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Electricity price hike in Tasmania to add $60 to average annual bill

Electricity price hike in Tasmania to add $60 to average annual bill

As electricity prices are set to soar across multiple states starting July 1, Tasmanian households on standard contracts are in line for a hike of 3.4%. The price change is estimated to add around $60 per year to the average household electricity bill according to the Tasmanian Economic Regulator.

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Electricity price rise set to hit South Australia from July 1

Electricity price rise set to hit South Australia from July 1

South Australians may need to prepare for a bill chill at the end of winter as three major power providers - AGL, EnergyAustralia and Origin Energy have revealed their plans to hike electricity prices in the state, which could add up to hundreds of dollars extra to the average household annual power bill.  

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Existing solar homes can now install Tesla Powerwall via Origin Energy

Existing solar homes can now install Tesla Powerwall via Origin Energy

Households with existing rooftop solar systems can now install the Tesla Powerall battery using Origin’s new energy solution. Given that over 1.4 million Aussie homes are already using solar panels to control their electricity bills and support renewable energy, the latest technology could help more people access battery storage.   

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South Australia tops the list for renewable energy

South Australia tops the list for renewable energy

Amongst all the Australian states, South Australia has made the most impressive shift to sustainable power while New South Wales is stuck with the lowest share of renewable energy, reveals a recent report by The Climate Council.

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New high for renewable power: Germany produced so much energy that people were paid to use it 

New high for renewable power: Germany produced so much energy that people were paid to use it 

It’s the stuff that renewable energy dreams are made of. When a country actually produced so much green electricity that it had to pay people to use power. That’s exactly what happened in Germany last Sunday, when a particularly windy and sunny day led the country’s solar, wind, hydro and biomass plants to generate about 87% of the total power being consumed for several hours.

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