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Australia's dumbing down: The view from outside

Australia’s dumbing down: The view from outside

A Bloomberg article says Australia’s government is betting on ‘baristas over brains’ as it flags further cuts to scientific research and development. What do you think?

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Hybrid rooftop solar + CHP + storage model has potential, says GE

Hybrid rooftop solar + CHP + storage model has potential, says GE

A GE-partner project testing a combination of solar PV, combined heat and power and battery storage at a commercial facility in Germany could be scaled up.

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Charging ahead with energy storage in Australia

Charging ahead with energy storage in Australia

With its high PV penetration, weak grid in some areas, and relatively low feed-in-tariffs, energy storage could be the key to enabling greater deployment of renewable energy in Australia.

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Dyesol perovskite solar technology chosen for 600MW plant in Turkey

Dyesol perovskite solar technology chosen for 600MW plant in Turkey

Dyesol says Turkish development bank to back financing of pilot plant then 600MW commercial production line of ground-breaking perovskite solar PV technology.

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Graph of the Day: Germany's grid copes with solar eclipse

Graph of the Day: Germany’s grid copes with solar eclipse

Even with bright blue skies overhead and over 38GW of PV capacity connected to Germany’s grids, the solar eclipse barely affected the grid.

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Graph of the Day: Climate politics and intergenerational theft

Graph of the Day: Climate politics and intergenerational theft

Australia’s conservative Coalition talks big about “intergenerational theft”, but it can’t simply wish it away the issue of climate change.

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Labor accuses Abbott of phantom Captain’s Call on renewables

Labor accuses Abbott of phantom Captain’s Call on renewables

Labor accuses Abbott of making Captain’s Call on the RET, after the PM told reporters the Coalition had made its offer, and was awaiting Labor’s response.

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US utility to allows customers to source 100% energy from community solar

US utility to allows customers to source 100% energy from community solar

Another major US electricity utility embraces concept of community solar, with PG&E customers to have option of sourcing 100 % of their needs from community solar.

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Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

US president commits to action on climate change, arguing the science is clear, and there is no greater threat to future generations than climate change.

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China looks to ban coal-to-gas projects

China looks to ban coal-to-gas projects

Chinese authorities are considering banning any new coal-to-gas projects in a move that could save emissions equivalent to Australia’s annual output.

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New world record for solar cell efficiency set at 46%

New world record for solar cell efficiency set at 46%

French-German CPV collaboration uses multi-junction solar cell to achieve world record of 46% efficiency in the conversion of sunlight into electricity.