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Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

Blockchain: Secret weapon in the fight against climate change

While hackers wreak havoc on the climate, blockchain, the bleeding-edge technology behind Bitcoin, could help clean up the mess.

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Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

Chinese coal town embraces electric vehicles

The heart of China’s coal country has become a global leader in EVs – but is the switch sustainable?

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A month in, Tesla's SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month in, Tesla’s SA battery is surpassing expectations

A month into operation, the Tesla lithium-ion battery at Neoen wind farm in Hornsdale, South Australia is already providing essential grid services.

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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

New Colorado wind farms with batteries are now cheaper than running old coal plants.

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2018: Can Australian PV keep up record-breaking pace set in 2017?

2018: Can Australian PV keep up record-breaking pace set in 2017?

2017 saw almost 1.1 GW of rooftop PV installed and at least another 0.1 GW of PV above 100kW commissioned. What’s in store for 2018?

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What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it's terrifying

What we learned about climate in 2017 – and why it’s terrifying

2017 marks the first time scientists concluded certain events could not have occurred – like, at all – without global warming.

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2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2017 has been an impressive year for renewables, but ends with a major cloud hanging over it: what happens once the RET is sorted?

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BHP may dump global group, but looks to forgive Australian coal lobby

BHP may dump global group, but looks to forgive Australian coal lobby

BHP flags cutting ties with international coal lobby groups, but appears more forgiving of Minerals Council, other Australian organisations.

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The further unravelling of Adani’s Carmichael coal project

The further unravelling of Adani’s Carmichael coal project

Another indication, amongst many, of the global transition away from coal.

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Macron as Canute, tries to turn the tide on climate action

Macron as Canute, tries to turn the tide on climate action

While most climate summits involve mitigation policies, motherhood statements and unmemorable memos, the latest, in Paris, could be different.

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Egg unboiling machine could deliver battery breakthrough

Egg unboiling machine could deliver battery breakthrough

Australian researchers who unboiled an egg are turning their focus to making a more efficient alternative to lithium-ion batteries.