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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?

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Macquarie obtains electricity retail licence as solar business builds

Macquarie obtains electricity retail licence as solar business builds

Macquarie gains electricity retail licence as it rolls out solar leasing business. Other firms, including Sungevity, are also applying – at least for exemptions.

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Are we halfway to market dominance for solar?

Are we halfway to market dominance for solar?

Solar is now around 1 percent of global electricity generation. But that might mean we’re further along than you’d think.

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How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

How China’s coal cap makes it a leader in tackling climate change

Coal caps mean China may be doing more to tackle climate change than the EU and US.

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India's dirty coal problem – and why it's bad news for Australia

India’s dirty coal problem – and why it’s bad news for Australia

IPCC says China and other emerging economies will scale back fossil fuels to cut air pollution. This graph from new HSBC report explains why.

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What 'wind turbine syndrome' tells us about the future of cleantech

What ‘wind turbine syndrome’ tells us about the future of cleantech

As new technology collides with human nature, myth and misinformation take hold. Fighting this means examining what drives people to reject science.

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Schneider study finds boosting renewables will cut energy costs

Schneider study finds boosting renewables will cut energy costs

Large energy users commissioned an analysis of the renewable energy target. They were surprised to find maintaining or increasing the LRET would lower energy costs.

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Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

Graph of the Day: World solar capacity up 35% in 2013

With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW.