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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Why Uralla wants to be first Zero Net Energy Town

Why Uralla wants to be first Zero Net Energy Town

NSW town of Uralla wants to be Australia’s first zero net energy town, powered by 100% renewables, to boost local investment, address climate change.

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Campaign launched for first community solar thermal + storage plant

Campaign launched for first community solar thermal + storage plant

NGO campaigns climate-minded people to invest in development of Australia’s first citizen-funded community solar thermal + storage plant.

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Anti-wind, climate denying crusader behind Leyonhjelm RET campaign

Anti-wind, climate denying crusader behind Leyonhjelm RET campaign

Senator leading charge to kill renewables is advised by former head of one of Australia’s most notorious climate science-denying, anti-wind NGOs.

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AEMC paves way for changes in network pricing for solar, air-con

AEMC paves way for changes in network pricing for solar, air-con

Solar households face changes to how their bills are packaged after AEMC delivers new rules to impose ‘cost reflective’ pricing on networks.

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Uralla firming as first zero net energy town in NSW

Uralla firming as first zero net energy town in NSW

Northern NSW town famous for its “hard working” bushranger tipped to be model for zero net energy towns.

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India maps giant solar parks on road to 100GW solar target

India maps giant solar parks on road to 100GW solar target

India confirms 12 of 25 sites for ‘ultra-mega’ solar parks of 500-1,000MW, as it aims for 100GW capacity by 2022 – five times previous target.

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Carnegie says first CETO 5 wave generator now operating

Carnegie says first CETO 5 wave generator now operating

First unit producing power at Carnegie’s Garden Island project, first wave energy project in world to feature multi-unit deployment.

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Wind energy tops new US power generation – coal nowhere to be seen

Wind energy tops new US power generation – coal nowhere to be seen

Report highlights rise of renewables – and demise of new coal – in US as wind power provides nearly 70% of new generating capacity in October.

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Tech guru says battery storage 'truly disruptive'

Tech guru says battery storage ‘truly disruptive’

Australian battery storage maker RedFlow caps off year of commercialisation and fund raising with appointment of top tech investor Simon Hackett.

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Rooftop solar marches on as large scale renewables stranded

Rooftop solar marches on as large scale renewables stranded

New data highlights how policy certainty affects two big renewable energy markets in Australia: Rooftop solar is growing, large scale renewables at standstill.

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ARENA boss: large scale solar to match cost of new coal by 2020

ARENA boss: large scale solar to match cost of new coal by 2020

The chief executive of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Ivor Frischknecht, says he expects large scale solar to be cost competitive with new coal-fired power stations by the end of the decade. Frischknecht said there was no doubt that coal was currently the cheapest form of generation in the wholesale markets, but that was because […]