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Fossil fuels vs farmers: A battle that's dividing politics – and shifting towns

Fossil fuels vs farmers: A battle that’s dividing politics – and shifting towns

A whole town in NSW’s Hunter Valley may have to be moved to accommodate a coal mine expansion. Meanwhile, National MPs flee the chamber on votes about coal, gas and farmland.

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After much ado, El Niño officially declared

After much ado, El Niño officially declared

Just when everyone had pretty much written it off, the El Niño event finally emerged in February and could last through the spring and summer.

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SunEdison acquires storage firm, to add to wind and solar projects

SunEdison acquires storage firm, to add to wind and solar projects

SunEdison buys Solar Grid Storage, allowing biggest renewables developer to offer battery storage solutions with its solar and wind projects worldwide.

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IEA needs your data for survey about Aussie PV

IEA needs your data for survey about Aussie PV

Task 1 of the IEA PVPS is all about collecting, collating, analyzing, and disseminating information about national solar markets.

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Norway's big dilemma: What to do about Statoil?

Norway’s big dilemma: What to do about Statoil?

It is not easy being an oil company with the climate threat hanging over us. How long can Statoil’s strategy be a bet against successful climate policies?

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Arctic sea ice is getting thinner, faster

Arctic sea ice is getting thinner, faster

While the steady disappearance of sea ice in the Arctic has been one of the hallmark effects of global warming, research shows it is not only covering less of the planet, but it’s also getting significantly thinner.

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ACT solar farm proposal could face changes

ACT solar farm proposal could face changes

ACT environment minister says changes may be made to plans for 7MW solar farm west of Canberra, after local opposition to the project.

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Direct Action fund likely to be rorted by big business, analyst says

Direct Action fund likely to be rorted by big business, analyst says

New report says Direct Action likely to be rorted by big business, while another report says RET could meet most of emissions target if given policy certainty.

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Electricity emissions continue rise, WA demand extends fall

Electricity emissions continue rise, WA demand extends fall

Carbon emissions from Australia’s generators continue rise after repeal of carbon price, while demand in WA continues its fall.

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Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Tech guru Simon Hackett installs storage to take office complex off-grid

Technology entrepreneur Simon Hackett has a Tesla. Now he wants to take his Adelaide tech business off-grid, with the help of solar and Redflow energy storage.

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Australian cleantech stocks fall behind ASX200, stay ahead of Small Ords

Australian cleantech stocks fall behind ASX200, stay ahead of Small Ords

Aus CleanTech Index again outperforms Small Ordinaries in February, with 7.8% gain. ACT quarterly and 12m performances remain ahead of both major indices.