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Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

The Coalition’s opening bid on RET negotiations offers interesting insight into renewable energy politics, including the votes attached to rooftop solar.

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Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

For the first time ever, German consumers are about to see a drop in the surcharge they pay for renewable energy.

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Will climate change bring huge spiders, tiny horses and giant snakes?

Will climate change bring huge spiders, tiny horses and giant snakes?

Could climate change bring huge spiders and snakes, or shrunken mountain goats? Apparently, there’s some science behind the wacky news headlines.

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Energy storage costs: Are they really on the slide?

Energy storage costs: Are they really on the slide?

We hear often that energy storage costs are falling rapidly, with obvious implications for the prospects of renewables. But what do the experts say?

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Agriculture and forestry: hidden emissions, solution in plain sight

Agriculture and forestry: hidden emissions, solution in plain sight

BZE report reveals surprisingly high emissions profile for Australia’s Land Use sector, maps path to zero via well-understood, widely practiced strategies.

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Big Coal tries to control global energy debate

Big Coal tries to control global energy debate

The growing drumbeat played by coal industry that their product will “save” developing African and Asian regions deprived of a reliable energy source.

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Trans-Pacific partnership threatens a green trade deal

Trans-Pacific partnership threatens a green trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens green trade deal that could ultimately do more to reduce carbon emissions than international climate agreements.

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Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.

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Solar technology to take quantum leap with latest inverter offering

Micro inverters and smart energy management systems are taking solar into off grid systems, camper vans and pretty much anywhere else you want power.

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Europe's great climate and energy test

Europe’s great climate and energy test

EU leaders meet this week to set foundations of climate and energy policy for 2030. Can Europe convince the world it has a credible strategy?

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Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

We are told energy storage is needed for variable wind and solar. But this is not true now, and won’t be for some time.