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Renewable energy now employs 9.8m people globally

Renewable energy now employs 9.8m people globally

Report by the International Renewable Energy Agency shows large increase in number of people employed in renewable energy sectors.

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Biomass power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Biomass power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.

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VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

There is no doubt that Victoria’s renewable energy target will be good for consumers, industry and jobs. They should start the auctions soon.

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Germany to host two more battery factories

Germany to host two more battery factories

Daimler is planning to build its second battery storage system manufacturing facility in Germany.

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EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

EU energy auctions yield record low onshore wind prices

Two recent EU renewable energy auctions in Germany and Spain have yielded not only significant interest in onshore wind power, but record low prices.

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Denmark proposes solar tax on self-consumed PV power

Denmark proposes solar tax on self-consumed PV power

Denmark says tax on self-consumed PV will reduce budget expense and will slow down faster than expected development of solar.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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World's largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China

World’s largest floating solar PV plant connected to grid in China

The world’s largest floating PV power plant, with the capacity of 40 MW is now connected to the grid.

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How Tesla became the world’s top owner of solar assets

How Tesla became the world’s top owner of solar assets

After a record-breaking year for the solar market, the total global installed base of operational PV systems surpassed 300 gigawatts.

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Energy market in crisis: We need a plan, and new rules

Energy market in crisis: We need a plan, and new rules

Rule changes are needed to ensure there can be quick and efficient responses if there are shortages in generation.

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A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

Queensland enjoys favourable sunshine hours that support both domestic and large-scale solar assets – but what about wind?