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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Just hours after the Coalition restated plans to abolish the CEFC, Greg Hunt was trumpeting one of its biggest programs yet: a $250m energy efficiency program.

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Wind farm commissioner cost and role under cloud after Senate hearing

Wind farm commissioner cost and role under cloud after Senate hearing

Australia’s first wind farm commissioneris being paid more than $200,000 a year to investigate complaints against turbines, and hopes soon to be out of a job.

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Is Australian coal finally having its "oh sh*t" moment?

Is Australian coal finally having its “oh sh*t” moment?

Queensland Resource Council calls for government aid as struggling coal companies “teeter on the brink”. Is the coal industry finally facing up to reality?

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Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

Graph of the Day: Why solar power is taking over the world

For anyone who is in doubt about the incredible journey solar power has taken in past decade, this graph offers a stunning reminder.

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CQU team behind biodiesel made from waste oil in talks with Caltex

CQU team behind biodiesel made from waste oil in talks with Caltex

Plans of CQU research team to produce commercial amounts of biodiesel from waste cooking oil has attracted the attention of an oil major.

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First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of huge Noor solar thermal plant connected to Moroccan grid

First 160MW of Morocco’s CSP Noor project connected to grid, with another 350MW to come online by 2018.

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Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Indian brokers report says Adani puts Galilee Basin coal project on hold until rebound in coal prices is visible.

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'Jaw-dropping' CSIRO job cuts to 'gut' climate science unit

‘Jaw-dropping’ CSIRO job cuts to ‘gut’ climate science unit

As many as 350 jobs could be cut at CSIRO, as part of “sweeping cultural changes” that will ‘gut’ the organisation’s climate science department.

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NSW gives nod to Yass Valley wind farm, at half the proposed capacity

NSW gives nod to Yass Valley wind farm, at half the proposed capacity

Epuron says it’s unclear why NSW government has cut proposed capacity of Yass Valley wind project in half, but it will push ahead anyway.

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EMC joins forces with Infratec on distributed renewables, battery storage

EMC joins forces with Infratec on distributed renewables, battery storage

Australian renewables mini-grid and battery storage specialist Energy Made Clean has joined forces with NZ firm Infratec.

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Tesla Energy in major Australian hiring push as Powerwall sales take off

Tesla Energy in major Australian hiring push as Powerwall sales take off

Tesla Energy has launched major recruitment drive in Australia to build scale to support soaring demand for its Powerwall battery.