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Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google makes its third investment in America’s booming residential solar market via $250m solar leasing deal with SunPower.

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Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

German study concludes new-build wind and solar power generation cost 50% less than new-build nuclear. Coal barely rates a mention.

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In midst of energy transition, German economy never healthier

In midst of energy transition, German economy never healthier

Reports that the Energiewende is hurting German industry come at a time when the German economy has never looked better.

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Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

Renewables advocates hail NEM reforms as win for consumers

AEMC adopts NEM reforms to make it cheaper, easier and faster for households and businesses to install solar and other clean energy systems.

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UniSuper taps World Bank's first Australian Green Bond issue

UniSuper taps World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue

University super fund invests $100m in World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue, in bid to drive low-carbon investment.

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HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks

HSBC says wind and solar best picks in climate stocks

Investment bank HSBC says wind and solar sectors offer best opportunity for green investors, while industrial efficiency looks the least attractive.

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Stranded assets: Australia's biggest coal project already at risk

Stranded assets: Australia’s biggest coal project already at risk

Australia’s largest coal infrastructure project – the $4bn+ Wiggins Island export terminal and rail – faces major financial risks even before it’s commissioned.

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AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cracks down on poles and wires to cut electricity bills

AER cites decreased demand and ‘over-estimated capital expenditure’ in decision to downgrade revenue allowances for NSW electricity distributors.

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Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs, maintain renewables growth

Germany moves to contain costs of energiewende, as Spain also considers revisions to its renewables support system.

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IPCC: Emissions cuts are about ethics as well as economics

IPCC: Emissions cuts are about ethics as well as economics

For the first time the IPCC has addressed the ethical, as well as technical, issues of reducing greenhouse emissions.

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Mixed Greens: Crowdfunding set to top $5bn for rooftop solar

Mixed Greens: Crowdfunding set to top $5bn for rooftop solar

SolarCity says crowdfunding for rooftop solar set to explode; Goldwind applies for Gullen changes; Atlantis to test tidal turbine in China; Oasys eyes Oz.