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Tesla Model S deliveries up by more than half in 2nd quarter

Tesla Model S deliveries up by more than half in 2nd quarter

Tesla Model S deliveries surged 52% in Q2, with a record 11,507 EVs sold globally in just three months – despite continued low petrol prices.

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Battery storage stars as Cleantech stocks trump broader market in 14-15

Battery storage stars as Cleantech stocks trump broader market in 14-15

A big boost in battery storage and energy efficiency stocks helped Australian CleanTech Index easily outperform wider market for the year.

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Memo to IPA: The 'Australian coal can save India’s poor' argument fails on every front

Memo to IPA: The ‘Australian coal can save India’s poor’ argument fails on every front

The belief electricity generated from coal is cheap is highly questionable. What India’s poor really need is an energy game-changer.

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Adani mega-coal mine proposal an 'economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Adani mega-coal mine proposal an ‘economic basket case': Qld Treasury

Documents uncovered through FOI show Qld Treasury flagged Adani’s Australian mega-coal mine proposal as a huge investment risk.

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RayGen inks China deal to develop 500MW utility-scale CSPV

RayGen inks China deal to develop 500MW utility-scale CSPV

Australian solar start-up RayGen could install minimum 500MW of its unique CSPV technology in China in a deal that could deliver around $1bn in sales.

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Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.

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Abbott’s northern vision: mines, fossil fuel exports, and lots of algae

Abbott’s northern vision: mines, fossil fuel exports, and lots of algae

Coalition’s northern Australia White Paper barely mentions renewables, or opportunity in nation’s biggest off-grid electricity market.

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Graph of the Day: What a utility death spiral looks like

Graph of the Day: What a utility death spiral looks like

New report details ‘death spiral’ of EU’s 5 biggest utilities who, banking on business-as-usual, lost over €100bn (37% of their value) from 2008-2013.

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The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

The $100/tonne gap between G7 rhetoric and climate action

G7 nations said they wanted to phase out fossil fuels. But are they prepared to take action to do that, such as a $100 carbon price?

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Pressure on Abbott’s coal strategy as G7 signals end of fossil fuels

Pressure on Abbott’s coal strategy as G7 signals end of fossil fuels

G7 pledge to phase out fossil fuels, boost renewables once again finds Australia’s pro coal Abbott government on the wrong side of history – and economics.

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NSW 'dirtiest' coal plant, Munmorah, to be demolished

NSW ‘dirtiest’ coal plant, Munmorah, to be demolished

NSW govt-owned Delta Electricity issues tender for demolition of retired Munmorah Power Station and rehabilitation of site, three years after the coal plant’s closure.