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The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

How are Australia’s big electricity utilities’ reacting to an increasingly carbon constrained economy? Confusing picture or rational response?

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Purple wind turbines could protect wildlife, make opponents see red

Purple wind turbines could protect wildlife, make opponents see red

Research finds coloured wind turbines, as opposed to white or grey, would prevent wildlife injuries and death. We can already hear the anti-wind cries…

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New life for artificial leaf?

New life for artificial leaf?

Research from around the world is bringing artificial photosynthesis – the conversion of sunlight into fuel rather than electricity – closer to reality.

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How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?

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Earth to BrightSource: the media will never get Ivanpah right

Earth to BrightSource: the media will never get Ivanpah right

A new development in Ivanpah’s financing gave Fox another opportunity to pounce, BrightSource has responded with a missive to set the record straight.

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Negative impacts of rooftop solar will fall on US utility investors

Negative impacts of rooftop solar will fall on US utility investors

PV has been increasing at a rate of 50% a year has led many US utilities to question the impact that continued expansion will have investors and ratepayers.

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Australia's energy ecosystem and the resistance to change

Australia’s energy ecosystem and the resistance to change

As we try to tackle our emissions through energy efficiency and renewables, for Australia’s energy ecosystem it is akin to courting a change of state.

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Magic in the moonlight - how the moon will deliver energy

Magic in the moonlight – how the moon will deliver energy

Moon power – or more exactly tidal power – is well positioned to provide a sustainable, limitless power supply for years to come.

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Interview: AGL chairman Jerry Maycock on new CEO

Interview: AGL chairman Jerry Maycock on new CEO

AGL chair discusses decision to install US energy industry veteran Andrew Vesey as CEO as the gentailer navigates the energy evolution.

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Germany opens first commercial offshore wind farm

Germany opens first commercial offshore wind farm

After some 18 months of construction, the eighty 3.6 MW turbines have gone begun producing power.

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Where battery storage will provide most peaking capacity

Where battery storage will provide most peaking capacity

Coal-fired power plants have been the backbone of US electricity production for decades, but 25% of them will be retired by the end of this decade.