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Category: Other Good Stuff

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100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

100% global renewable electricity more cost-effective than current system

Making a global transition to 100% renewable electricity grid has long been a dream of many, and new research shows it is a viable reality.

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Medibank’s unhealthy addiction to fossil fuels

Medibank’s unhealthy addiction to fossil fuels

Climate change remains the biggest global health threat of the 21st Century, yet Medibank has remained invested in coal, oil and gas companies that fuel the problem.

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Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy efficiency: the foundation of the climate transition

Energy debate in Australia seems overly focused on supply side of the market – it should look more closely at demand.

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Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Energy incumbents are going on a ‘gorging spree’

Big fossil-fuel-based utilities are overcharging their customers, going on a “’gorging spree” while they still can.

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You heard right: Trump administration is bailing out coal plants

You heard right: Trump administration is bailing out coal plants

Consumers paying more on electric bills is exactly what might happen if the US DoE goes through with plan to bail out uneconomic coal plants.

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Will Tasmania be the ‘battery of the nation’?

Will Tasmania be the ‘battery of the nation’?

Tasmania itself doesn’t need more centralised energy storage. Tasmania’s problem is lack of renewable generation.

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Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

Understanding the “Emissions Gap” in 5 Charts

Five charts that help explain the 2017 emissions gap report from UNEP.

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Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

Germany’s solar, wind generation hits high in October

PV and wind power systems generated 15 billion kWh of electricity in Germany in October, with renewables accounting for 44.1% of demand

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Oil Search’s Alaskan oil play ignores climate reality

Oil Search’s Alaskan oil play ignores climate reality

Just days out from the start of the latest climate talks, PNG-based Oil Search has delivered a slap in the face to its Pacific neighbours.

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World greenhouse gas levels made unprecedented leap in 2016

World greenhouse gas levels made unprecedented leap in 2016

Human activity, along with a strong El Nino, drove 2016 greenhouse gas levels to new heights with an unprecedented jump in annual emissions.

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NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

It remains unclear how the NEG will ensure the investor confidence required to deliver a strong pipeline of new clean energy projects.