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Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Weatherill lets fly at right wing attack against renewables

Jay Weatherill in pugnacious mood at launch of Mark Butler’s Climate Wars book, promising to repeat his Frydenberg shirtfront with PM Turnbull if given the opportunity.

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NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

NT indigenous communities begin shift to hybrid solar and storage

ARENA backed NT project commissions first 10 solar, battery storage systems, cutting diesel fuel use by more than a million litres a year.

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Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It's time to go fully electric

Fossil fuels and Australian tools: It’s time to go fully electric

Sally Perini has four electric cars, a fully electric ride on mower and a suite of electric tools. And for good reason: One two-stroke leaf blower used for one hour can produce as much hydrocarbons as 150 cars over the same time.

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Revelations from the New Acland coal mine case

Revelations from the New Acland coal mine case

The Land Court recommendation against expansion of New Acland Coal mine has exposed Queensland’s – and Australia’s – deeply flawed environmental and health assessment process.

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Creating jobs and giving power back to the people

Creating jobs and giving power back to the people

The Government is working to help Victorians lower their power bills by investing in this improved solar power monitoring technology which enables households to monitor electricity consumption and solar production in real time, as well as monitor and control battery use.

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Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii, California charge towards 100% renewable energy

Hawaii and California take major steps towards 100% renewable energy, showing it can be done on both big island grids, and in a major economy. In Hawaii, the local utility is so keen it says it can reach the target 5 years earlier than the mandate.

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Tritium taps coal baron to 'triple' manufacturing of EV fast chargers

Tritium taps coal baron to ‘triple’ manufacturing of EV fast chargers

Brisbane-based designer and maker of EV fast chargers raises $10m in just 10 days, from just one investor: former coal baron Brian Flannery.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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North Queensland to be Australia's first major exporter of solar power

North Queensland to be Australia’s first major exporter of solar power

As Conservatives push for new coal generator in north Queensland, the region is about to become Australia’s first significant solar power exporter.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.