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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Cartoon of the Week: The RET Review

Cartoon of the Week: The RET Review

Featuring Alan Moran, Maurice Newman, Dick Warburton and Burchell Wilson.

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redflow

Redflow says trials show large scale storage “cost competitive”

Australian battery technology developer RedFlow says trials of its zinc-bromine “flow” batteries shows the storage technology is “cost competitive” in large scale applications.

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Mixed Greens: Policy uncertainty threatens carbon farming billions

Mixed Greens: Policy uncertainty threatens carbon farming billions

Report warns uncertainty could wipe $1.4bn from CFI; Save Solar campaign continues; building upgrade finance website launched; clothing waste targeted.

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RayGen wins Australian clean energy prize

RayGen wins Australian clean energy prize

Melbourne-based CSPV developer wins energy section of Australian Technology Competition, as well as People’s Choice award.

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Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

Google invests $145m to turn oil field into solar plant

Google’s 17th renewables investment will put $145m towards the development of an 82MW solar project being built on a former oil and gas field.

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The first 100% green grid is online, figuratively speaking

The first 100% green grid is online, figuratively speaking

A major obstacle to Germany’s going “green” has been the necessity of using conventional power plants to back up intermittent renewable energy sources.

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Abbott to miss UN climate summit in New York - by one day

Abbott to miss UN climate summit in New York – by one day

Australian PM won’t join 125 other world leaders at NY climate summit, will arrive there one day later to attend UN security talks.

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Australia's RayGen fast-tracks 10MW CSVP power plant in China

Australia’s RayGen fast-tracks 10MW CSVP power plant in China

Australian solar technology developer RayGen Resources fast-tracks 10MW CSVP power plant in China – now to be completed within two years.

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Hockey repeats: wind farms "appalling" blight on landscapes

Hockey repeats: wind farms “appalling” blight on landscapes

Treasurer Joe Hockey repeats controversial comments about wind farms, saying he is “appalled” by sight of wind turbines in “beautiful landscapes”.

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The farmer who is crazy in like with his wind turbines

The farmer who is crazy in like with his wind turbines

WA cattle farmer: “No-one in their right mind could put up an argument and say wind turbines aren’t of benefit.”

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Coal-fired generation in US to fall by 1/4 by 2020

Coal-fired generation in US to fall by 1/4 by 2020

State-based renewable energy targets and tight emissions standards – on mercury and CO2 – will slash coal burning in US.