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Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

How feasible is it for carbon capture and storage to be implemented globally on such a wide scale that it helps to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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NYC transit authority installs huge on-site energy storage system

NYC transit authority installs huge on-site energy storage system

New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority has installed three CellCube vanadium flow batteries at its lower Manhattan headquarters.

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Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Germany renewable energy policy designed to keep industries at home

Large industrial power users in renewable-focused Germany will pay 35% less for their electricity next year than those in nuclear powered France.

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Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Anyone living in Oklahoma who installs solar panels will soon be charged a fee for the right to do that while still being connected to the local power grid.

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Top 5 policy tricks used by anti-solar groups

Top 5 policy tricks used by anti-solar groups

The anti-solar world lead by the likes of lobby groups and utilities is coming out with a new bag of tricks as solar policies gain traction.

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Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?

Will utilities control behind-the-meter solar batteries?

Sunverge sees a future in building and managing customer energy-storage systems as utility assets.

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Australia's gold medal in soaring electricity prices

Australia’s gold medal in soaring electricity prices

UBS research shows soaring network costs have made Australia the most expensive market for electricity prices. However, the average increases in costs from renewable-focused countries such as Germany and Denmark have been below average.

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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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Can business save us from climate change?

Can business save us from climate change?

Business begins to see climate change as strategic risk, but there are three key reasons not to rely on business to save us from climate change.

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RET Road Trip #2: Morwell residents look for an alternative to coal

RET Road Trip #2: Morwell residents look for an alternative to coal

Morwell marks the second stop for the RET Review Road Trip, where it finds a reality check on the human costs of coal power.

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World's coal resources rapidly running out of water

World’s coal resources rapidly running out of water

Water risks are already impacting the world’s coal industry, including in Australia, but how will these change over time?