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Why China is becoming a renewables super power, and the West is not

Why China is becoming a renewables super power, and the West is not

Unless Western countries intervene in their economies to build green energy and resource systems, they will continue to be defeated in this field by China.

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Tide turns on fossil fuels as Norway quits coal, ANZ goes green

Tide turns on fossil fuels as Norway quits coal, ANZ goes green

Norway pension fund, the world’s largest, to dump coal investments; ANZ launches largest Australian green bond for investment in renewables and low carbon buildings, while investors try to force Chevron to return money to shareholders rather than throwing it away on fossil fuel exploration.

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Hunt called out on ERF auction result: Most funded projects already existed

Hunt called out on ERF auction result: Most funded projects already existed

Shadow climate minister says new evidence proves Abbott govt ERF auction only bought 10m tonnes of new carbon abatement, at cost of $66/t.

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US solar parity: It's coming faster than we thought

US solar parity: It’s coming faster than we thought

In 2015, America’s 6 largest metropolitan areas are already at solar parity, representing 30m+ people. By 2021, the same could apply to 150 million people.

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Why Shell can't quit the Arctic

Why Shell can’t quit the Arctic

Shell justifies its controversial Arctic campaign by saying world needs oil and gas resources. But really, it’s Shell which needs the resources.

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AER attacked from both sides - consumers and networks – over NSW power prices

AER attacked from both sides – consumers and networks – over NSW power prices

Too high, or not high enough? Australian Energy Regulator faces legal challenges from Networks NSW and consumer advocacy group over its final 5-year electricity pricing determination.

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The mystery of Hanergy's thin film market surge and crash

The mystery of Hanergy’s thin film market surge and crash

Why is Hanergy opening 1,500 retail stores in China to sell solar stuff? And why did the firm have a market cap of $38.64B?

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El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

El Niño: Investors should heed warnings of climate disruption, says HSBC

HSBC report says 2015 El Niño could be highly disruptive to global food markets, including Australian wheat, bananas, sugar cane and cattle.

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Hanergy shares tumble as doubts cloud thin-film solar business model

Hanergy shares tumble as doubts cloud thin-film solar business model

Hanergy Thin Film Power loses 47% on share price after company chairman and major shareholder Li Hejun fails to attend the solar company’s AGM.

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Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney-based fund aims to raise $20m to finance commercial solar

Sydney group launches $20 million solar fund that will provide Power Purchase Agreement finance for small and medium enterprises, for systems up to 100kW.

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Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

Graph of the Day: How utilities see themselves in 2030

PwC survey finds that utilities are finally waking up to the threat of changed energy business models.