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Why age of populism won't derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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China to spend $US750 billion on wind and solar energy by 2030

China to spend $US750 billion on wind and solar energy by 2030

China’s wind and solar industry is projected to expand fivefold by 2030. So what’s fuelling this historic shift?

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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China to launch renewable energy certificate scheme for wind and solar

China to launch renewable energy certificate scheme for wind and solar

China will reportedly launch trading of certificates for solar and wind power from July 1st 2017, in a bid to reduce government subsidies going to the renewables sector.

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How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

How China could take climate leader role the US is giving up

With Trump at the reins, China is poised to eat America’s lunch in the renewable energy sector.

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Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

Trump vows to revive coal industry as China dumps 100GW of coal plants

In stark contrast to the US, China this month suspended more than 100 coal-fired plants totaling more than 100GW of capacity that were either approved or under construction.

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Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Over the last 12 months, the Australian CleanTech Index recorded a gain of 30.4%, miles ahead of the mainstream index.

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China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China’s National Energy Administration announced that 104 planned and under-construction coal power projects have been suspended.