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Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a "vote of confidence" in sector

Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a “vote of confidence” in sector

Clean Energy Innovation Fund completes $26m capital raising, easily surpassing its $20 million target with help from some big investors.

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Ausnet, and the case for a rethink on who pays for new grid connections

Ausnet, and the case for a rethink on who pays for new grid connections

The results for Ausnet underline case for a rethink on who should pay for new grid connections. This would force a proper consideration of distributed generation at the time the network extension is built.

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How clean are Australia's 'clean coal' power stations?

How clean are Australia’s ‘clean coal’ power stations?

What’s that you say? Australia has ‘clean coal power stations’? Well, it depends how you define ‘clean coal’.

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Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Donald Trump’s 2018 budget would eliminate agencies within the Department of Energy that fund energy technology projects.

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How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

How many Teslas does it take to black out an apartment block?

City of Sydney backs study by local start-up, Wattblock, into how Australia’s apartment buildings will accommodate – and power – mass EV uptake.

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More coal mines will lead to more poverty, new report warns

More coal mines will lead to more poverty, new report warns

Supporters of Adani mine says coal crucial to solving poverty, but new report suggests new coal mines will only worsen climate change and drive poor nations deeper into poverty.

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How Australia can meet 2°C target at no net cost to business

How Australia can meet 2°C target at no net cost to business

Australia has numerous opportunities to cut emissions at a “cost saving” to investors, including distributed solar PV, fuel efficiency and forestry.

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Know your NEM: Renewables too late to save next summer's prices

Know your NEM: Renewables too late to save next summer’s prices

Futures pricing tells us that the 4GW of large scale renewables now being built will arrive too late to soften prices next summer, and the Portland bailout has likely added around $20 to pool prices.

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UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018

UBS: Electric vehicles to reach cost parity with petrol cars by 2018

UBS says the total cost of consumer EV ownership can reach parity with combustion engines from 2018.

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Ignorant and petulant politicians are leading us to climate disaster

Ignorant and petulant politicians are leading us to climate disaster

We deserve better leaders. If the incumbency is not prepared to act on Adani, the community need to take matters into their own hands.

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France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France names ex Greens candidate and solar advocate as energy minister

France’s new energy minister says nuclear industry business model belongs to the past. His appointment expected to hasten transition towards renewables.