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Articles by Keith Lovegrove

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Devil's in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Devil’s in detail, but Finkel may have gotten it just about right

Let’s forget about coal: Finkel’s Clean Energy Target should be designed to encourage a good mix of zero emissions dispatchable solutions including solar thermal and biomass.

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What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

If the world is to decarbonise, Australia’s key trading partners of ours must be part of that shift. That means zero emissions hydrogen fuels – powered by wind and solar – replacing coal and gas exports.

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A gentle reminder: CST power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

A gentle reminder: CST power plants with 10+ hours of built in storage are available now

Solar thermal (CST) is a mature and available technology that possesses precisely the attributes that people are arguing need to be added or retained in our electricity system.

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Why Australia should not abandon world-leading solar boost technology

Why Australia should not abandon world-leading solar boost technology

There is nothing wrong with the technical fundamentals of the Linear Fresnel Reflector (LFR) technology. We should not throw solar babies out with the bath water.

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Solar thermal and storage could offer best value for money

Solar thermal and storage could offer best value for money

Solar thermal and storage technologies clearly offer best value for money. But when will Australia act to take its place in the growing global CSP market?

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Concentrating solar power: It's a good bet for the future

Concentrating solar power: It’s a good bet for the future

CSP might seem like the proverbial mozzie bite on solar’s backside, but it’s an energy itch worth scratching – for storing energy and producing fuels.