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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Tesla Model X set to arrive in Australia 2016, as orders open

Tesla Model X set to arrive in Australia 2016, as orders open

Australian drivers can now order a Telsa Model X, with the long-awaited all-electric SUV with ‘falcon-wing’ doors due to arrive on Australian roads in 2016.

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Large scale solar near parity in world’s three biggest markets

Large scale solar near parity in world’s three biggest markets

Large scale solar is nearing parity in US, China, and India. Even in the US, utilities are giving up the fight against solar, says leading manufacturer.

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CleanTech Cluster launched to support Australian green business growth

CleanTech Cluster launched to support Australian green business growth

Industry-based mechanism to give Australian cleantech companies financial and commercial backing, after Abbott government cuts federal support.

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Carnegie Wave wins grant to deliver cheaper, more efficient wave energy

Carnegie Wave wins grant to deliver cheaper, more efficient wave energy

Carnegie Wave awarded Australian Research Council grant to work with UWA on ways to improve energy cost, efficiency.

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Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle 'super highway'

Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle ‘super highway’

Qld govt calls for EOI to build a solar electric vehicle fast-charge service station near Townsville, as first in possible 1600km electric ‘super highway’.

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Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Slow electric vehicle uptake costing Australian economy millions

Utilities warn Australia’s ‘do nothing’ approach to electric vehicles could cost economy more than $350m over 20 years.

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Australian Tesla Model S driver taps wind energy on Queensland road trip

Australian Tesla Model S driver taps wind energy on Queensland road trip

Australian Tesla Model S driver has recharged at a wind farm in northern Queensland as part of road trip showcasing electric vehicles and renewable energy.

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Hazelwood slammed over plans to convert plant to native wood waste

Hazelwood slammed over plans to convert plant to native wood waste

Owners of Australia’s dirtiest power plant reportedly looking to convert it to co-firing facility to burn native wood waste as well as coal.

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Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

Corbell gets energy ministers to factor in carbon emissions, push storage

ACT energy minister convinces state, federal counterparts to factor in emissions, push battery storage and coal plant retirement.

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Introducing our new sister site - One Step Off The Grid

Introducing our new sister site – One Step Off The Grid

RenewEconomy introduces new consumer-focused publication, One Step Off The Grid – helping households, businesses and communities navigate energy revolution.

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India's grand solar plans ruin Abbott's coal export strategy

India’s grand solar plans ruin Abbott’s coal export strategy

Deutsche Bank report highlights how dramatic India’s renewable energy revolution will be – and what it will mean for Abbott’s coal plans.