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Category: News & Commentary

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Ill wind compounds blows to Infigen Energy

Ill wind compounds blows to Infigen Energy

Infigen Energy hit by a large fall in output from its wind farms in Australia, compounding price impact on the market.

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ARENA funds AGL study into storage for wind farms

ARENA funds AGL study into storage for wind farms

ARENA to fund AGL Energy study into grid-connected energy storage for its wind farms in South Australia.

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An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

Winds of change are blowing over already gale-swept South Pole, threatening to hasten Antarctic melting and worsen flooding around the globe.

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Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

On Sept 30, South Australia ran most of the working day on wind and solar power, and it sent electricity prices into the negative in the middle of the day.

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RET Review panel member wants solar subsidies to end, installs own system

RET Review panel member wants solar subsidies to end, installs own system

One of the key members of the Warburton Review that recommended the end of subsidies under the renewable energy target has just installed a large solar system on a rural property – using the very same subsidy that he wants abolished.

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Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

Why $100bn invested in wind or solar will produce more energy than oil

$100 billion invested in wind, or solar PV, will result is significantly more energy yield as the same amount invested in oil, according to a new analysis. This is particularly true when wind and solar is used to charge electric vehicles. By 2035, wind could produce 6-times more energy per dollar invested than oil.

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South Australia hits 100% renewables - for a whole working day

South Australia hits 100% renewables – for a whole working day

Wind energy provided more than 100% of electricity for South Australia during working day last Tuesday. And that didn’t include rooftop solar.

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Can painted turbines and photographs help sell clean energy?

Can painted turbines and photographs help sell clean energy?

Two Australian campaigns are hoping to help people see the beauty in wind turbines – and in all renewable energy.

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US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

US solar now 59% cheaper than analysts predicted back in 2010

The surprise fall in solar costs means that the Obama administration’s ambitious “Sunshot” targets – to make solar cheaper than fossil fuels – are well within reach.

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New Jersey has a cool new Energy Resilience Bank

New Jersey has a cool new Energy Resilience Bank

Republican-led New Jersey has new Energy Resilience Bank – a green bank with a climate adaptation focus + a big opportunity for green securitisation.

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50 things you’ll never get to do with an electric motorbike

50 things you’ll never get to do with an electric motorbike

I am giving up on petrol powered bikes and even selling my much loved Moto Guzzi V11 Rosso Mandello. After more than three decades of riding petrol powered motorcycles I’m going 100% pure electric.