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Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

The Great Barrier Reef is now one of the world’s most important coastal and marine tourism areas, but its future is at risk, and climate change is the primary long-term threat.

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Regional seats could shift on renewable energy policies

Regional seats could shift on renewable energy policies

Which communities will elect members who will help them get in early and capture the huge economic opportunity of the renewables boom?

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Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Why community-scale solar is solar electricity market’s latest darling

Community solar is being proposed as a bridge to a more comprehensive value-based pricing system for distributed generation.

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Without extra money, Coalition’s low-emissions roadmap is a trip to nowhere

Without extra money, Coalition’s low-emissions roadmap is a trip to nowhere

It’s also not immediately clear what is actually involved in developing the Coalition government’s proposed “technology roadmap”.

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Brookings Institute: net-metered solar a net benefit to all utility customers

Brookings Institute: net-metered solar a net benefit to all utility customers

Prestigious Washington think tank’s analysis shows broad consensus that net metering is benefiting utility customers who do not employ solar PV.

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World’s first public transport system to run on solar

World’s first public transport system to run on solar

Chile’s Santiago Metro has signed a PPA for supply of 300GWh annually of solar energy for public transport, making it the world’s first.

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Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

Is 2 cent solar possible? Depends on how long a panel can last

New analysis by Germany’s Photon Magazine says solar might be cheapest source of electricity already today – not in sunny regions, but in cloudy Germany.

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Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Burning all known fossil fuels could push global temperature an average of 8C above preindustrial levels, with the Arctic bearing brunt of warming.

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Video of the Day: Powershop ad mocks Trump

Video of the Day: Powershop ad mocks Trump

Powershop has released a video in which six young children parody US presidential hopeful Donald Trump. What’s the story?

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Falling network utilisation is the breeding ground for disruption

Falling network utilisation is the breeding ground for disruption

Assets that are already paid for, easily available and generally idle for periods of time are the fuel for disruption. And that includes electricity networks.

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Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

Debt-ridden India energy group drops mention of Galilee Basin projects

GVK reveals more losses, ballooning debt – and makes no mention of Galilee Basin coal projects.