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Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Grattan Institute’s latest report suggest rapid expansion of renewable capacity means higher electricity prices. But is that true?

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Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australians want strong climate action – so what are we waiting for?

Australia’s public desire for climate action is strongest it has been since 2008. The question, now, is how will our politicians respond?

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The real lesson from SA electricity 'crisis': we need better climate policy

The real lesson from SA electricity ‘crisis’: we need better climate policy

South Australia’s electricity shock exposed an emerging conflict between Australia’s climate policies and the demands of our energy market.

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Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar can power African homes for $56 per year, says IRENA

Solar’s increasing affordability is making it a popular energy source in many parts of Africa, finds IRENA.

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No, cutting your car's carbon emissions won't cost you more

No, cutting your car’s carbon emissions won’t cost you more

Research shows that the introduction of emission standards for light vehicles has considerable benefits for motorists and Australia more broadly.

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GM’s Bolt to take on Tesla, Norway and Germany link wind with hydro storage

GM’s Bolt to take on Tesla, Norway and Germany link wind with hydro storage

GM is set to take on Tesla with its Chevy Bolt electric car. Meanwhile, big developments in offshore wind and battery storage.

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Wind energy costs set to continue to decline, according to Berkeley Lab

Wind energy costs set to continue to decline, according to Berkeley Lab

Continued technological advancements are expected to continue reducing the cost of wind energy, according to a new survey of leading wind experts.

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Tesla wins contract for largest lithium-ion battery storage installation in world

Tesla wins contract for largest lithium-ion battery storage installation in world

Tesla wins contract to install 20MW/80MWh Powerpack for Southern California Edison Mira Loma Substation.

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Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

Are retailers failing to properly value rooftop solar generation?

According to the Victorian pricing authority – yes they are. But is this a “market failure” that justifies regulatory intervention, or are we missing something?

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Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Choosing renewables means negotiating a series of technical and regulatory issues at a scale never before attempted in Australia. But if anyone can do it…

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Hinkley Point nuclear plant gets UK govt nod

Hinkley Point nuclear plant gets UK govt nod

After turning its back on solar, the UK government has put its eggs in the nuclear basket, approving two new reactors – a $A31.7bn project.