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Big Coal’s 2014 nightmare

Big Coal’s 2014 nightmare

If 2013 was ‘annus horribilus’ for the global coal industry, 2014 has become its never-ending nightmare.

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2014: The Australian solar market review

2014: The Australian solar market review

The rise of the solar citizen, the demise of utility 1.0, and the arrival of energy storage. Oh, and the politics. It has been a big year.

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Why the world's big energy firms are running scared from renewables

Why the world’s big energy firms are running scared from renewables

A new David is rising to challenge Britain’s Big Six energy Goliath: small-scale solar and wind owned by lots and lots of people.

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Tony Abbott's Christmas surprise – solar panels from priests

Tony Abbott’s Christmas surprise – solar panels from priests

UPDATE: A crowd-funded solar system for Kirribilli House has been delivered to the PM – a Christmas gift with a message from Sydney church leaders.

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Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Vic Labor confirms VEET efficiency scheme will stay

Victoria’s newly elected Labor government to retain state’s key energy efficiency scheme, VEET, which was to be scrapped under the Coalition.

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Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Long-term trends in rising temperatures, spiraling sea ice loss, and ecosystem shifts paint a picture of a region in transition due to climate change in Arctic.

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Coalition's first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded in Tasmania

Coalition’s first Solar Towns grants awarded to eight Tasmanian communities, for just over $150,000 worth of solar PV, hot water or heat pumps.

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Test drive: The Tesla Model S and the "insane" button

Test drive: The Tesla Model S and the “insane” button

Test-driving the Tesla Model S on its Australian launch in Sydney. What other car has an “insane” button for driving modes.

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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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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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China coal peak, what the IEA missed

China coal peak, what the IEA missed

An analysis of the IEA’s calculations suggests they may be a very optimistic outlook for the world’s most polluting form of energy.