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Category: CleanTech Bites

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$2,000 a year: the environmental cost of your petrol car

$2,000 a year: the environmental cost of your petrol car

US study puts annual environmental cost of petrol cars at $2,000. Meanwhile, social cost of coal rises 15 times over market price, gas jumps 10x.

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Go energy secures $25m to fund commercial solar PPA projects

Go energy secures $25m to fund commercial solar PPA projects

Solco-owned renewables group GO energy in deal with Flexi Enterprise to establish $25m facility to fund commercial solar power off-take deals.

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Floating solar plant set to be built in Australian first

Floating solar plant set to be built in Australian first

Australia could have its first floating solar power plant as soon as April, with a PV array to be installed on a SA wastewater plant.

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Google to install solar canopies at HQ, in planned green revamp

Google to install solar canopies at HQ, in planned green revamp

Google submits plans to make over its Mountain View home base, that include the installation of translucent solar power-generating canopies.

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Flinders Island to go 60% renewable with portable storage system

Flinders Island to go 60% renewable with portable storage system

Hydro Tas to trial home-grown portable hybrid renewable energy system combining wind, solar and storage to cut Flinders Island’s diesel habit by 60%.

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Labor confirms it rejects 31,000GWh renewables offer from Abbott

Labor confirms it rejects 31,000GWh renewables offer from Abbott

Labor confirmed it has rejected latest offer of compromise from Abbott government on renewable energy target, saying it would have decimated the industry.

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Solar and wind substantially cheaper than nuclear, even in UK

Solar and wind substantially cheaper than nuclear, even in UK

UK’s new energy auctions find wind and solar projects coming in well below expectations, and well below nuclear too.

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New Danish offshore wind farm lowers cost of technology by one third

New Danish offshore wind farm lowers cost of technology by one third

Swedish company Vattenfall Vindkraft wins tender for Danish offshore wind farm with a power offtake price 32% lower than most recent EU examples.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Graph of the Day: Australia’s top 20 greenhouse gas emitters

Latest data shows electricity generation remains Australia’s biggest contributor, by far, of corporate and industrial greenhouse gas emissions.

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Chinese panel makers lament country of origin labelling

Chinese panel makers lament country of origin labelling

Yingli says solar industry hit by uncertainty and sensationalism, but it is time to look at the bigger picture, and build bigger arrays.

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EnergyAustralia Yallourn project

EnergyAustralia flags further write downs, in ‘challenging’ market

EnergyAustralia parent company warns value of Australian generation assets ‘may be at risk’ if oversupply in wholesale electricity market continues.