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Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

Even BP recognises that reduced coal use is slashing emissions

BP data shows impact of reduced coal use in emissions, including China. Australia, however, joins smaller emerging economies in lifting emissions.

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Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Wind, solar, energy efficiency replaces coal generation in UK

Since the start of the coalition government in 2010, coal’s role in the generation mix has fallen to historic lows.

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DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

DONG Energy to integrate battery storage into Burbo Bank offshore wind farm

Danish wind energy giant DONG Energy plans to integrate a self-proclaimed “first of its kind wind power and battery hybrid system” to off shore wind farm.

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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Offshore wind costs maintain falling trend in Germany, Denmark, Holland

Competitive auctions are causing developers to drop their expectations for government subsidies for off-shore wind projects.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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Wind energy setting records around the world, can't shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy setting records around the world, can’t shake policy uncertainty

Wind energy had a big year in 2016, particularly in the US and Europe  – yet it still faces an unpredictable policy future.

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Carnegie Wave wins $15.5m towards 15MW UK facility

Carnegie Wave wins $15.5m towards 15MW UK facility

Carnegie Wave wins $15.5m from European Regional Development Fund towards first phase of 15MW commercial project at Cornwall Wave Hub.

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The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

With its enthusiastic support for fracking, and its relentless attack on renewable energy, the UK government’s energy policy is both morally and economically bankrupt

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UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

The Tory government in the UK has finally woken up to the fact that solar and wind is cheaper than nuclear. It may mean a big shift in its energy strategy, as it focuses on distributed generation rather than mega projects. Shouldn’t Australia be leading on this?

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After Brexit, climate science denialists form new group to call for "Clexit"

After Brexit, climate science denialists form new group to call for “Clexit”

New fossil fuel lobby group – including some Australian business identities such as Hugh Morgan – sign statement attacking climate science, renewable energy and the UN.