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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Milne says Abbott 'puppeteers' determined to kill renewables

Milne says Abbott ‘puppeteers’ determined to kill renewables

Greens leader says conservative forces behind Abbott determined to kill renewable industry, and “appeasement” will not save the sector, but ambition might.

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Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims to displace 70% of diesel generation with 1MW hybrid renewables system combining solar, wind and storage, and introduces solar leasing plan.

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UNSW students smash electric car world record

UNSW students smash electric car world record

Students from UNSW’s Sunswift team break the electric car world record for speed over a distance of 500km/h.

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Standard & Poor's warns 'King Coal' will lose crown, assets at risk

Standard & Poor’s warns ‘King Coal’ will lose crown, assets at risk

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services becomes latest market heavyweight to warn that coal assets will end up stranded in a carbon constrained world.

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Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa may sign miner to support solar tower + storage plant

Abengoa looks to sign giant iron ore miner to support Australia’s first large scale solar tower power plant with molten salt storage.

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Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave lends its technology and experience to ARENA-funded CSIRO wave mapping and resource development project.

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NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW govt flags changes to industrial noise standards to cover all sectors, removing a major weapon used by anti wind energy campaigners.

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CEFC sponsors $580m clean energy fund, Australia’s first

CEFC sponsors $580m clean energy fund, Australia’s first

CEFC teams with Colonial First State Global Asset Management for $580m fund to invest in commercial solar PV leasing and other large scale renewable projects.

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Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

Alice Springs solar tracking plant to quadruple in size to 4.1MW

CEFC invests $13m to fund 3.1MW expansion of NT 1MW Uterne solar PV tracking plant – one of Southern Hemisphere’s largest.

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Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another project allocated funds under the former Labor government has missed its target, with Petratherm advising that it is unable to raise funds for what was once considered one of the country’s flagship geothermal projects.

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Macfarlane renews ARENA board, still set on repeal

Macfarlane renews ARENA board, still set on repeal

Government changes mind and re-appoints two directors, but still aims to dump ARENA – despite overwhelming support in submissions.