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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

Wholesale electricity prices have doubled since the last federal poll, but they don’t seem to be an election issue. Why would that be?

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IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

IRENA: Solar could meet up to 13% of global power demand by 2030

A new IRENA report states that solar PV capacity could grow 10-fold over the next fourteen years, driven by cost reductions.

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A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

With the emergence of advanced, smarter technology, consumers can now make more informed choices about energy usage and “prosumers” -resulting in a two way directional flow of power.

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BMW reveals home energy storage system using i3 EV battery packs

BMW reveals home energy storage system using i3 EV battery packs

BMW unveils a new systems that allows EV owners to use their old battery pack in their homes when they upgrade their car with a new battery pack.

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Capacity payments: costly subsidies propping up coal generators

Capacity payments: costly subsidies propping up coal generators

“Capacity payments” in the European utility industry today are looking more and more like subsidies to prop up a fading industry threatened by the rise of renewables.

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"There go the coal plants": Philippines energy at a crossroad

“There go the coal plants”: Philippines energy at a crossroad

Appointment of environmental campaigner as head of energy policy in Philippines signals major shift away from coal and towards 100% renewable energy.

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California’s last nuclear plant to be closed, to be replaced by renewables

California’s last nuclear plant to be closed, to be replaced by renewables

PG&E to close last nuclear power station and elects to lift renewable energy target to 55% by 2031 and boost energy efficiency.

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The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections

The fossil-fuelled political economy of Australian elections

Polls consistently show Australian voters want climate change on the election agenda, so why are leaders keeping so quiet about it?

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Coal’s claim on India’s energy future weakens further

Coal’s claim on India’s energy future weakens further

Facing opposition to domestic coal plant plans, Adani is desperately trying to reinvent itself as a solar company before it is swept aside by more adaptable rivals.

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Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

Climate: Antarctic CO2 levels hit 400ppm for first time in 4 million years

South Pole Observatory carbon dioxide observing station cleared 400 ppm on May 23 – first time in 4 million years.