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Climate action is cheap – delay is costly

Climate action is cheap – delay is costly

Australia risks becoming a ‘fossilised’ economy unless we take action on climate change without delay. Dragging our heels is not a smart, or fair, idea.

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RET deal gives no renewables certainty over coming decades

RET deal gives no renewables certainty over coming decades

A compromise RET of 33,000GWh in 2020 agreed between Labor and the Coalition has finally ended the renewables deadlock… Or has it?

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Tomorrow's battery technologies that could power your home

Tomorrow’s battery technologies that could power your home

Tesla’s lithium-ion technology isn’t the only battery on offer. Here’s a quick survey of current battery technologies, and some that are in development.

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Community-owned solar to be installed on Edinburgh council roofs

Community-owned solar to be installed on Edinburgh council roofs

Edinburgh Council has revealed plans to install community-owned solar panels on 25 council building rooftops across the Scottish capital.

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Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electricity rate design?

Are residential demand charges the next big thing in electricity rate design?

They certainly should be. Why? Because the assumption that all residential electricity consumers are the same is no longer true.

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Electric vehicle test drive: BMW's 'quirky' new i3

Electric vehicle test drive: BMW’s ‘quirky’ new i3

BMW’s latest electric vehicle offering has a 130km range, and can be charged 80% in as little as 20 minutes using a DC fast charger. But how does it drive?

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Grattan's policy recommendation welcome, despite litany of errors

Grattan’s policy recommendation welcome, despite litany of errors

Grattan reports gets future policy direction largely right. It’s the past where they have made many errors.

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US solar parity: It's coming faster than we thought

US solar parity: It’s coming faster than we thought

In 2015, America’s 6 largest metropolitan areas are already at solar parity, representing 30m+ people. By 2021, the same could apply to 150 million people.

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Why Shell can't quit the Arctic

Why Shell can’t quit the Arctic

Shell justifies its controversial Arctic campaign by saying world needs oil and gas resources. But really, it’s Shell which needs the resources.

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The mystery of Hanergy's thin film market surge and crash

The mystery of Hanergy’s thin film market surge and crash

Why is Hanergy opening 1,500 retail stores in China to sell solar stuff? And why did the firm have a market cap of $38.64B?

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World's oldest operating wind turbine turning 40

World’s oldest operating wind turbine turning 40

On May 30, the world’s oldest operating wind turbine will turn 40 years old.