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UK Government proposes catastrophic cuts to renewable energy incentives

UK Government proposes catastrophic cuts to renewable energy incentives

The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has proposed calamitous cuts to the country’s renewable energy Feed-in Tariff scheme.

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Distributed solar: evil drag on network or misunderstood blessing?

Distributed solar: evil drag on network or misunderstood blessing?

The value of distributed solar depends on assumptions on benefits and costs. Just don’t forget the benefits.

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Germany: solar storage installations jump 35 per cent

Germany: solar storage installations jump 35 per cent

PV-storage installations are picking up pace in Germany where PV power self-generation and -consumption is gaining traction.

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Renewables cover almost 100% of German demand

Renewables cover almost 100% of German demand

Almost 100% of the electricity demand in Germany was covered by solar PV and wind power by noon last Sunday.

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Obama picks sides with the consumer on rooftop solar

Obama picks sides with the consumer on rooftop solar

The US president seems to realise that the real solar fight is on the ground, and he’s taking American utilities to task.

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One Step Off The Grid: New kids on the network

One Step Off The Grid: New kids on the network

Upstart electricity retailers, focused on solar + storage, are challenging the old energy order. Plus Australia’s greenest hotel; a new home battery offer.

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Hawaii turns its back on LNG as it pursues 100% renewable energy

Hawaii turns its back on LNG as it pursues 100% renewable energy

Hawaii Governor has publicly declared his strong opposition to proposed LNG projects at the Asia Pacific Resilience Summit.

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Renewable-heavy German, Denmark grids most reliable in Europe

Renewable-heavy German, Denmark grids most reliable in Europe

New data from Germany’s Network Agency show amount of grid down-time at record low. Grid reliability in other renewable-heavy countries has also improved.

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Load shifting with electric vehicles is a great match to wind in many areas

Load shifting with electric vehicles is a great match to wind in many areas

As EV battery prices drop, they offer the opportunity to soak up nighttime peaks, allowing larger capacity of night-peaking renewables to be deployed

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How cheap can solar get? Very cheap indeed

How cheap can solar get? Very cheap indeed

If current rates of improvement hold, solar power will be incredibly cheap by the time it’s a substantial fraction of the world’s electricity supply.

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1st airport in world to go 100% solar is in India

1st airport in world to go 100% solar is in India

Cochin International Airport Limited in Kochi, Kerala (India) has become the first airport in the world to be powered entirely by solar power.