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Articles by Ian Clover

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Doubling of renewables could drive 66% storage cost reduction by 2030

Doubling of renewables could drive 66% storage cost reduction by 2030

Storage capacity could triple by 2030 if current renewable energy capacity doubles, with battery prices potentially driven down by 66% from current levels.

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EasyJet eyes battery-powered short haul flights within decade

EasyJet eyes battery-powered short haul flights within decade

EasyJet believes it could operate electric flights under two hours in duration within the decade.

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UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

UK opens first subsidy-free solar farm, complete with storage

The 10 MW Clayhill solar farm and storage facility, developed by Anesco, was officially opened by UK climate change minister Claire Perry.

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UK power firm plans world’s largest battery storage project

UK power firm plans world’s largest battery storage project

British generator Drax to build 200MW battery storage project – at one of Europe’s largest coal-fired power plants.

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UK renewables auctions set record low price for offshore wind

UK renewables auctions set record low price for offshore wind

Offshore wind now cheaper than nuclear and gas in UK, after second subsidy auction will see two developers build offshore wind farms for just $US75.83/MWh.

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6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

IMF says subsidies to global fossil fuel industry reached $A6.7 trillion in 2015 – or $A18 billion a day, or $A12 million a minute.

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Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

The new product, available to U.K. online customers, will retail from £3,000 for a standalone battery, or from £6,925 for the solar panel-plus-battery package.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Launched in Paris during the COP21 summit, the International Solar Alliance, spearheaded by India and France, has this week welcomed Australia to the fold.

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Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Global spending on energy fall by 12% overall in 2016 but clean energy spending is on the up.

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Battery storage developer Younicos acquired by Aggreko in £40m deal

Battery storage developer Younicos acquired by Aggreko in £40m deal

German-U.S. storage specialist Younicos snapped up by British power generation firm Aggreko in £40m deal.