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Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

AGL Energy, Trasngrid among energy majors to join auto companies and others to form Electric Vehicle Council, as pressure mounts for better policy support for EV uptake.

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Australia's first large-scale solar farm to quadruple in size

Australia’s first large-scale solar farm to quadruple in size

Greenough River, the first large-scale solar farm to be built in Australia, is going ahead with plans to quadruple in size.

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Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Is. loses challenge to network plan that threatens renewables

Kangaroo Island loses first-of-kind protest against network decision, but regulator flags changes to favour decentralised options.

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World's biggest wind turbines now generating power off UK coast

World’s biggest wind turbines now generating power off UK coast

Thirty-two of the world’s largest wind turbines are up and generating power in new offshore wind project off the UK coast.

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Boosting gas production a "false solution" to confected crisis: report

Boosting gas production a “false solution” to confected crisis: report

Push to unlock more of Australia’s unconventional gas resources and build massive pipelines has been labelled a “false solution” to a non-existent problem.

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Sun Metals says new solar farm will underpin zinc refinery expansion

Sun Metals says new solar farm will underpin zinc refinery expansion

Korean Zinc refiner says 116MW solar plant it’s building near Townsville will underpin the expansion of its north Queensland operations.

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Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Australia leaps up global renewable energy investment rankings

Record $7.5 billion in large scale solar and wind investment pushes Australia up to number 5 in global renewable energy investment rankings.

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12 from 12: ARENA's big solar plans take off across the country

12 from 12: ARENA’s big solar plans take off across the country

ARENA says its large-scale solar program brought down costs to match wind energy five years ahead of expectations.

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Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Victoria’s biggest network operator says future grid will be dominated by wind and solar, with some communities looking at 100% renewables options.

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Uni Newcastle team tests "printed solar" panels in Australian first

Uni Newcastle team tests “printed solar” panels in Australian first

Australia’s own solar roof? University of Newcastle team launches first large-scale demonstration of its flexible, lightweight printed solar panels.

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Vegan football club reaches the big time in England

Vegan football club reaches the big time in England

Forest Green Rovers, a “vegan club that aims to be the world’s first “sustainable” football club, finally reaches the big time.