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Tracking new climate action plans in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris

Tracking new climate action plans in the lead-up to COP 21 in Paris

During the coming months, countries around the world are expected to release details about the climate action plans they intend to implement after 2020.

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Canberra building installs 100kW commercial solar array – one of ACT's largest

Canberra building installs 100kW commercial solar array – one of ACT’s largest

100kW solar system on Canberra office building marks ACT’s ‘largest known’ commercial solar install, to supply nearly half building’s weekly energy needs.

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UQ tests solar limits with opening of Queensland's biggest solar array

UQ tests solar limits with opening of Queensland’s biggest solar array

UQ opens its 3.275MW solar research facility, with single and dual tracking and battery storage to test solar integration in off-grid and edge of grid locations.

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Local power driving new capacity additions in US

Local power driving new capacity additions in US

Many states have limited how much of their electricity can come from local sources like rooftop solar, by capping their net metering programs.

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Making sense of solar PPAs in the Australian market

Making sense of solar PPAs in the Australian market

While the use of solar PPAs has been the norm for many years overseas, the concept in general is new to Australia and not necessarily well understood.

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Open letter to PM: Renewable investment freeze must be resolved

Open letter to PM: Renewable investment freeze must be resolved

An eighteen month freeze in large scale renewable energy investment has occurred around the country and it must be solved.

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Civic energy could provide half UK's electricity by 2050

Civic energy could provide half UK’s electricity by 2050

What would our energy system look like if the move to a low-carbon society wasn’t left to governments and big energy companies but instead led by civil society?

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SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

SunEdison buys 100 MWh of Imergy batteries for India microgrid project

Solar developer purchases 1,000 storage systems as it steps up efforts to bring electricity to villagers in parts of rural India.

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Abbott throwing away Australian influence at climate talks, report says

Abbott throwing away Australian influence at climate talks, report says

New report slams Abbott government for throwing away influence at international climate talks. This could be costly for Australia, considering the favourable outcome a determined negotiating team managed to obtain for the country under the Howard government.

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US coal market in 'structural decline', warning to global investors

US coal market in ‘structural decline’, warning to global investors

New report says roof has fallen in on US coal, leaving it in a state of structural decline that should be ringing alarm bells for investors worldwide.

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Electric vehicle batteries 'already cheaper than 2020 projections'

Electric vehicle batteries ‘already cheaper than 2020 projections’

The cost of electric vehicle battery packs is falling so rapidly they are probably already cheaper than expected for 2020.