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China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

China eyes $16bn EV charging fund: report

Reports emerge that the Chinese government is considering putting $US16bn towards electric-vehicle charging facilities, to spur demand for EVs.

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RET cuts will leave renewables 'as good as dead': PacHydro chief

RET cuts will leave renewables ‘as good as dead’: PacHydro chief

Pacific Hydro CEO Lane Crockett warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ of Abbott government’s plans to dump or wind back the Renewable Energy Target.

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Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Fossil fuel divestment a $5trn challenge: BNEF

Bloomberg New Energy Finance report says global fossil fuel divestment challenge will mean finding a viable destination for $5trn worth of investor funds.

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University plea to Abbott: Don’t kill Australia's world leading solar R&D

University plea to Abbott: Don’t kill Australia’s world leading solar R&D

As Abbott government renews attempts to kill ARENA, academics warn Australia could lose world leading position in solar research.

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US wind energy cost falls to 'all-time low' of 2.5c/kWh

US wind energy cost falls to ‘all-time low’ of 2.5c/kWh

US report shows PPAs for wind energy projects hit record low 2.5c/kWh in 2013, thanks to policy support, local production and cheaper, better technology.

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Australia risks being 'dead dog last' on renewables

Australia risks being ‘dead dog last’ on renewables

Renewables sector says cutting or killing RET will kill off solar, cost investors billions, and leave Australia ‘dead dog last’ on clean energy.

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Undeveloped oil projects a $91bn gamble, as carbon bubble grows

Undeveloped oil projects a $91bn gamble, as carbon bubble grows

Carbon Tracker Institute report finds top 20 biggest undeveloped oil exploration projects risk $91bn of investor capital on a high-risk, carbon-loaded bet.

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Citigroup: Outlook for global solar is getting brighter

Citigroup: Outlook for global solar is getting brighter

Leading investment bank has painted an incredibly bright future for solar energy across the globe, arguing that its rapid expansion will be driven by “pure economics” and the growing need for fuel diversity.

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Nine reasons why thermal coal is struggling (and will continue to do so)

Nine reasons why thermal coal is struggling (and will continue to do so)

The price of coal has fallen 51% since peaking in January 2011.
Are we seeing China and India turning away from coal?

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Petratherm announces $17m geothermal project writedown

Petratherm announces $17m geothermal project writedown

Australian geothermal hope fades as Petratherm flags $17m writedown of Paralana project assets after failing to meet terms for government grant.

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China and India's GW-scale solar plans

China and India’s GW-scale solar plans

China adds 3.3GW of solar in first half 2014 and sets sights on 10GW, India looks to low-cost loans and grants to install 20GW of new capacity.