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Articles by Tim Buckley

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Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Investors are keen for renewables, a phenomenon that is freshly apparent in Japan’s continuing momentum across both domestic and overseas activity.

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Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japan’s thermal power to drop 40% by 2030

Japanese thermal power generation could decline to 40% below 2015 levels by 2030 as government turns to renewables and energy efficiency.

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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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Record low bids for solar in India underscore its vast commercial viability

Record low bids for solar in India underscore its vast commercial viability

International coal markets are at risk as transformation continues, driven by yet more record low prices for solar power, this time in India.

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No new coal fired power plants for India

No new coal fired power plants for India

India’s new draft National Electricity Plan concludes India does not require any new coal-fired power stations and its energy minister says it must look beyond fossil fuels.

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Adani’s solar shift puts Carmichael in the shade

Adani’s solar shift puts Carmichael in the shade

Away from the sound and fury around Adani’s proposed coal mine in the Galilee Basin, a tectonic shift is happening in the global energy industry.

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India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s electricity sector transformation builds momentum

India’s latest electricity sector report provides some clear insights into the progress on the electricity sector transformation.

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Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

Three timely takeaways on 2016 global energy transformation

New report says 2016 to be defined by an acceleration to renewable energy, faster-than-expected shifts regionally and nationally, and growing risk for investors who lag behind.

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IEA report says fossil fuels killing three million people a year

IEA report says fossil fuels killing three million people a year

Anyone parroting the mantra that ‘coal is the lowest cost source of electricity’ is clearly also putting a pretty low value on human life.

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India cancels four major new coal plants in move to end imports

India cancels four major new coal plants in move to end imports

India announces plans to cancel four proposed coal-fired power plants with combined capacity of 16GW, meaning more bad news for Australian thermal coal exporters.

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Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

GVK reveals more losses, ballooning debt – and makes no mention of Galilee Basin coal projects.