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Category: CleanTech Bites

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NSW solar tariffs cut again, as regulator approves gas price rises

Pricing regulator cuts guidance for voluntary payments for solar exports, but waves through gas price rises that also threaten power bills.

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Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google makes its third investment in America’s booming residential solar market via $250m solar leasing deal with SunPower.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's strongest (and weakest) solar suburbs

Graph of the Day: Australia’s strongest (and weakest) solar suburbs

Which capital city suburbs are leading the rooftop solar revolution? New data from Energy Matters reveals some surprising results.

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Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Carnegie Wave capital raising oversubscribed; Kangaroo green bond market tipped to hit $1bn; Barrier Reef’s solar protector; Redflow improves batteries.

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Tony Abbott's business guru insists the world is cooling

Tony Abbott’s business guru insists the world is cooling

Tony Abbott’s key business advisor Maurice Newman says world is cooling – which puts recent comments by George Brandis and Clive Palmer into context.

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Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

German study concludes new-build wind and solar power generation cost 50% less than new-build nuclear. Coal barely rates a mention.

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Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

AEMC adopts NEM reforms to make it cheaper, easier and faster for households and businesses to install solar and other clean energy systems.

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Next step for solar industry: leases for solar plus storage

Next step for solar industry: leases for solar plus storage

Leasing packages that combine storage with solar will appeal to Australian households, providing an opportunity to manage consumption and provide certainty over bills.

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Australia beats Kyoto target, as US carbon emissions fall

Australia beats Kyoto target, as US carbon emissions fall

Australia meets first Kyoto climate target with 131m tonnes of carbon to spare. Will this lead to an increased 2020 target, or increased complacency?

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UniSuper taps World Bank's first Australian Green Bond issue

UniSuper taps World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue

University super fund invests $100m in World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue, in bid to drive low-carbon investment.

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HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks

HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks

Investment bank HSBC says wind and solar sectors offer best opportunity for green investors, while industrial efficiency looks the least attractive.