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Category: News & Commentary

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India and US agree: Coal is not the answer

India and US agree: Coal is not the answer

The Modi-Obama energy agreement brings all three of the world’s biggest emitters – India, the US and China – into alignment on climate action and proves that the ‘all of the above’ credo that once dominated their thinking on energy is steadily morphing into ‘anything but coal.’

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Australia could see 5°C temp rise by 2090, report warns

Australia could see 5°C temp rise by 2090, report warns

CSIRO-BOM report warns Australia headed for more extreme droughts, floods and could lock in 5.1°C of warming if global emissions are not slashed.

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Utility business not as usual

Utility business not as usual

For utility executives making New Year Resolutions, 2015 promises to bring in more grief in the form of lower demand growth, and rising retail tariffs.

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2014 Australian solar report card - the year industry grew up

2014 Australian solar report card – the year industry grew up

The Australian solar industry in 2014 showed it was good with numbers, geography and with science. But it’s still lousy at communication, and cuts corners.

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Why solar provides energy - and equity

Why solar provides energy – and equity

More than any 21st century energy source, solar can power an equitable and environmentally sound energy future.

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US coal in decline, heading in the same direction as compact discs

US coal in decline, heading in the same direction as compact discs

Technological progress has been brutal to the yellow pages and compact discs. Coal may be headed the same way in the U.S.

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Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

Hawaii’s biggest utility wants to ditch solar net metering

New tariff will pay less for solar, but open the grid to more customer-owned PV.

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FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

FactCheck: did carbon emissions fall faster before the carbon price?

Minister Hunt’s claim that emissions cuts slowed dramatically while the carbon price was in place is incorrect.

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Selling Sovereignty - Why poles and wires cannot be privatized

Selling Sovereignty – Why poles and wires cannot be privatized

Newman’s quick fix must and will exclude sale of power networks.

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Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

US president commits to action on climate change, arguing the science is clear, and there is no greater threat to future generations than climate change.

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How 3-phase trickery from utilities is ripping off solar households

How 3-phase trickery from utilities is ripping off solar households

Electricity networks have spotted a pile of solar owners’ cash on the floor and have figured out how to covertly take it from under their noses.