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Graph of the Day: Renewable energy boom underestimated by nearly all

Graph of the Day: Renewable energy boom underestimated by nearly all

New infographic shows almost all expert projections underestimated the scale and speed of the global shift to solar and wind energy, with one exception.

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Australian residential solar market is dying, but commercial is thriving

Australian residential solar market is dying, but commercial is thriving

The residential solar market in Australia is in decline, but the commercial scale market is offering new opportunities.

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Why the residential solar market is saturated, and commercial untapped

Why the residential solar market is saturated, and commercial untapped

Most of the quick pay-back roofs have already been taken up. But the market for commercial scale solar on business rooftops is largely untapped.

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Big money, big risks: Electricity industry at a crossroads

Big money, big risks: Electricity industry at a crossroads

The future holds big opportunities and big risks for the electricity industry, especially in the complex consumer side of the meter.

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Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be 'minimum'

Yingli says 100GW by 2020 China solar target could be ‘minimum’

Second-largest solar producer says China solar target likely to surge beyond 100GW by 2020 – but in Australia, industry faces headwinds.

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The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.

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US coal market in 'structural decline', warning to global investors

US coal market in ‘structural decline’, warning to global investors

New report says roof has fallen in on US coal, leaving it in a state of structural decline that should be ringing alarm bells for investors worldwide.

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Cost of carbon should be 200% higher today, say economists

Cost of carbon should be 200% higher today, say economists

The “optimal” carbon price should be up to 200% more than economists currently estimate, according to new study published in Nature Climate Change.

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More signs of peak coal as China's Shenhua forecasts 10% sales decline

More signs of peak coal as China’s Shenhua forecasts 10% sales decline

Forecast 10% decline in 2015 sales from China’s largest coal producer should send shockwaves through global markets, say analysts. Meanwhile, in Qld…

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Are Australia's power networks waking up to distributed energy reality?

Are Australia’s power networks waking up to distributed energy reality?

ENA says Australian networks support proposed demand management reforms, with the right incentives. Are they coming around to a distributed energy future?

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Nearly 10% of US solar systems will include battery storage in 2018

Nearly 10% of US solar systems will include battery storage in 2018

Report predicts 9% – or 700MW – of N.American solar PV systems will include storage in 2018, a trend driven by a booming commercial market.