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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto’s fossil fuel exposure is rapidly diminishing

Rio Tinto is no longer really a diversified mining and energy conglomerate. It is now more than ever a giant iron ore mining company.

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The "hidden cost” of wind power - less than conventional power plants

The “hidden cost” of wind power – less than conventional power plants

The “hidden cost” for conventional power plants in Texas is 17 times more than wind. So…what does the fossil fuel industry have to say about that?

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Abandoning homes due to wind farms: the deep fragrance of factoid

Abandoning homes due to wind farms: the deep fragrance of factoid

It is claimed that “more than 40” families have abandon their homes to become “wind farm refugees”. But who are they?

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Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

The differences in the Arctic ice cap from 1979 to 2014 are stark – and getting starker.

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Denmark's near-zero waste wonder

Denmark’s near-zero waste wonder

Has this Danish community found the formula for environmentally friendly industry?

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More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.

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Here’s what utilities really think about microgrids

Here’s what utilities really think about microgrids

If utilities can fully or partially own microgrids, they might be more interested in seeing the market succeed.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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Tasmania could become Victoria's zero emissions baseload generator

Tasmania could become Victoria’s zero emissions baseload generator

HydroTas boss says Apple Isle could provide 1GW of zero emission ‘baseload’ power through wind and hydro, replacing brown coal generators in Latrobe Valley.

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Solar pays its way on networks. It's no free rider

Solar pays its way on networks. It’s no free rider

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.