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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Investors have lost their shirts on Peabody; now taxpayers are in the line of fire

Investors have lost their shirts on Peabody; now taxpayers are in the line of fire

The problems created by a global coal giant have become a public concern.

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Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

Without a carbon price, we need a fairer price for solar

The Victorian Essential Services Commission has proposed a reduction in the rate rooftop solar generators will receive for the electricity they supply to the grid.

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Europe offshore wind industry shatters construction record

Europe offshore wind industry shatters construction record

Europe’s offshore wind industry has shattered previous installation records in the first half of 2015.

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Brand new German coal plant worth just one euro

Brand new German coal plant worth just one euro

The new hard coal plant going up in Hamm, Germany is apparently worthless and may never go into operation.

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Bullish on renewable energy? So is the Pope, Walmart, Obama, Google….

Bullish on renewable energy? So is the Pope, Walmart, Obama, Google….

The ever-growing list of supporters of strong renewable energy goals includes Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, utilities, presidents, and the Pope.

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72% of US 2014 residential solar is third-party owned

72% of US 2014 residential solar is third-party owned

New figures from GTM Research have revealed that, of the 1.2 gigawatts of residential solar installed in the US in 2014, 72% was third-party owned.

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SunPower buys 1.5 GW US solar pipeline from Australia's Infigen

SunPower buys 1.5 GW US solar pipeline from Australia’s Infigen

SunPower has added a further 1.5 GW to its growing solar PV pipeline across the U.S.

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$2.2 billion, 1 gigawatt solar project in Kenya moves forward

$2.2 billion, 1 gigawatt solar project in Kenya moves forward

Last Friday, North America’s SkyPower announced that it would be signing a solar deal with Kenya for a 1 gigawatt, $2.2 billion development project.

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Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

On July 25, Germany surpassed the old record of 74% renewable electricity. But the most interesting aspect is power trading between France & Germany on that day.

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Queensland businesses not as lucky as Mick Fanning

Queensland businesses not as lucky as Mick Fanning

Many Queensland businesses will see huge increases by virtue of the new demand and power factor regime.

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Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hilary Clinton releases a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the country.