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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.

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2014 on track to become warmest year on record

2014 on track to become warmest year on record

As emissions steadily rise, the National Climatic Data Center has announced that 2014 will likely break the record for the warmest year on the books.

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Where the solar revolution came from – and where it will take us

Where the solar revolution came from – and where it will take us

A new book by solar pioneer Peter Varadi charts the history of solar PV and looks ahead to what our solar-powered energy future might look like.

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Australian energy policy – and what's making it sick

Australian energy policy – and what’s making it sick

When two of the most powerful men in Australia profess to being repulsed by renewable energy harvesting wind turbines, we have a serious problem.