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Category: CleanTech Bites

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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.

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ACT opens up auction process for 200MW of wind farm capacity

ACT opens up auction process for 200MW of wind farm capacity

ACT opens process for 200MW of wind projects, and places new emphasis on projects beyond immediate region as local anti-wind MPs intensify opposition.

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Australian large-scale renewable energy projects at standstill

Australian large-scale renewable energy projects at standstill

Abbott government has brought the large-scale renewable energy industry to a standstill, with no new projects in 2014, and only four in 2013.

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AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cites decreased demand and ‘over-estimated capital expenditure’ in decision to downgrade revenue allowances for NSW electricity distributors.

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China's 14GW solar target 'challenged' by policy uncertainty

China’s 14GW solar target ‘challenged’ by policy uncertainty

Deutsche Bank questions China’s 2014 installed solar PV target, citing policy uncertainty, problems with project finance and implementation as hurdles.

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Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Mixed Greens: Home-grown solar thermal pilot launched

Solar thermal demo plant launched at a Newcastle pool; rooftop solar booming in Vic mortgage belt; two clean energy companies head down under.

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Solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter renewable myths

Solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter renewable myths

As households invest another $1.7 billion in rooftop PV, the solar industry launches Solar Facts site to counter myths about renewable energy.

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Tathra council seals deal for largest community solar farm

Tathra council seals deal for largest community solar farm

NSW council to install 50kW solar array to help power sewage plant, partly funded by contributions from local community.

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Australian CSPV developer Raygen signs $60m deal in China

Australian CSPV developer Raygen signs $60m deal in China

RayGen signs $60m deal for assembly of its CSPV technology in China. It predicts CSPV sales could top $1bn by 2020.

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Global wind market rebounds amid calls for policy certainty

Global wind market rebounds amid calls for policy certainty

Global Wind Energy Council predicts dramatic increase in 2014, but warns of long-term damage of policy uncertainty.