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How to live off the grid - even near sunny (!?) Melbourne

How to live off the grid – even near sunny (!?) Melbourne

We’re an average family doing everyday things. The difference between your morning and ours is that you’re probably pulling your power from the grid.

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The dirty secrets behind 'Clean Coal' advertising campaign

The dirty secrets behind ‘Clean Coal’ advertising campaign

Advertising authorities have told Peabody Energy that it can no longer freely dangle its “clean coal” mythology in front of consumers without explanation.

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Can new small wind companies duplicate success of solar industry?

Can new small wind companies duplicate success of solar industry?

While solar has exploded in the U.S., small wind has struggled to grow. Two startups are hoping to change that.

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Cutting RET to 'real' 20% would decimate renewables: CEC

Cutting RET to ‘real’ 20% would decimate renewables: CEC

Clean Energy Council study finds cutting RET to ‘real’ 20% target would slash large-scale renewables growth by 64%, cost investors billions, wipe out jobs.

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Why utilities should give up operational control of distribution grid

Why utilities should give up operational control of distribution grid

Regulators in New York are about to make one of the most important changes to the modern electric grid. But is it enough?

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How climate friendly is bike sharing? It’s complicated

How climate friendly is bike sharing? It’s complicated

How many people have traded their car for a bike-share bike? That’s where the certainty ends about how bike-sharing programs benefit the climate.

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Germany meets 75% of domestic electricity demand with renewables

Germany meets 75% of domestic electricity demand with renewables

At 2pm on August 18, the combined output of renewables in Germany amounted to 41GW, or 75% of all domestic power requirements.

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... while Japan's coal use barely moves, despite nuclear shut-down

… while Japan’s coal use barely moves, despite nuclear shut-down

Japan has kept fossil energy consumption roughly at pre-recession levels, despite shutting down most of its nuclear power stations since 2011.

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Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

Reducing the RET would cost the federal budget about $680 million more to meet Australia’s target of 5% emissions reduction by 2020.

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A clean energy miracle: My challenge to Bill Gates

A clean energy miracle: My challenge to Bill Gates

There are only a few people in the world that could actually generate a true clean energy miracle and Bill Gates is one of them.

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RET repeal amounts to economic vandalism pandering climate skeptics

RET repeal amounts to economic vandalism pandering climate skeptics

The Government’s own independent Review Panel finding that the RET helps to reduce power bills for electricity consumers over the medium term.