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Category: Climate

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Adani coal plans take another hit, as Aurizon withdraws loan request

Adani coal plans take another hit, as Aurizon withdraws loan request

Aurizon withdraws application for NAIF funding to build Gallilee rail line, in fresh vote of no confidence in the Adani-led mega coal project.

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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

Tamil Nadu is India’s model for low-cost renewables

The Indian state of Tamil Nadu capable of doubling its wind energy capacity by 2027 and increasing its solar capacity six-fold.

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South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia should aim for 100% renewables by 2025, not 50%

South Australia can show the rest of the nation how to build a 100 per cent renewable energy system to makes people’s lives better.

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Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

Germany to set end date for coal power in 2019

A commission will decide the timeline for phasing out coal, under a coalition deal agreed between social democrats and Angela Merkel’s conservatives

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Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Coal giant AGL cashes in on higher electricity prices

Results from Australia’s biggest coal generator, AGL, shows how coal and gas companies have profited from the surge in electricity and gas prices.

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Energy efficiency market report: A "spectacular" start to 2018

Energy efficiency market report: A “spectacular” start to 2018

Having brought 2017 to a close on a comparatively stable note, the VEEC market began 2018 in a far more spectacular fashion. ESC market has also started in a positive frame of mind.

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Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

Cape Town is almost out of water. Could Australian cities suffer same fate?

With water storages running low, residents of Cape Town get drinking water in the early morning from a mountain spring collection point.

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Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar most reliable source of new generation on NEM, says report

Rooftop solar has been installed by over 1.6 million households and is the most reliable source of steadily growing generation in the NEM.

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Turnbull's power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Turnbull’s power play: Snowy 2.0 vs battery storage

Snowy 2.0 report confirms that $8 billion project would likely boost coal and lift emissions. Worse, it takes an “us and them” approach to battery storage, and uses some pretty silly battery costings to justify its case.

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Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Analysis shows renewable energy generation supplied more of Europe’s electricity than coal in 2017 for the first time ever.