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Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

Energy efficiency: The unsexy solution for a Clean Energy Target

The CET has become another political stick to beat the government with. To be more accurate, it’s a stick with which the Coalition beats itself.

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Wind Power = 124% of Scotland’s home electricity needs January–June 2017

Wind Power = 124% of Scotland’s home electricity needs January–June 2017

Record wind energy generation in Scotland in June helped lift total generation to the equivalent electrical needs of 124% of Scottish households.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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Elon Musk's Boring tweets are breaking the internet

Elon Musk’s Boring tweets are breaking the internet

Moving on from the world’s biggest battery, Elon Musk broke the internet this week with Tweets about his new, new thing: The Boring Company.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Under a non-exclusive MOU with JinkoSolar, Greatcell will make developmental perovskite cells available for further evaluation.

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2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.

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Google creates “Dandelion” to promote geothermal energy

Google creates “Dandelion” to promote geothermal energy

Google’s new company Dandelion will attempt to do for residential heating and cooling what SolarCity has done for rooftop solar.

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Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Australia becomes 35th member of International Solar Alliance

Launched in Paris during the COP21 summit, the International Solar Alliance, spearheaded by India and France, has this week welcomed Australia to the fold.

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World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

World’s biggest grid-scale battery will be in German salt mine

German utility EWE planning to build world’s largest battery based on flow technology in a pair of salt caves used to store natural gas.

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Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

Big Oil just woke up to threat of rising electric car demand

The world’s biggest oil producers are starting to take electric vehicles seriously as a long-term threat.