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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Governments, understandably, want to make sure the lights stay on. But now is the time for perspective, not panic.

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WA grid could reach 85% renewables - and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

WA grid could reach 85% renewables – and cheaper than ‘clean coal’

Repowering WA’s South West Integrated System grid with renewables would not increase the wholesale electricity price, new modelling shows.

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The true cost of keeping the Liddell power plant open

The true cost of keeping the Liddell power plant open

It is the worst of all worlds: a market-based system but with extensive and unpredictable intervention by governments that tend to undermine investor confidence

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L.A. is painting its streets white to keep the city cool

L.A. is painting its streets white to keep the city cool

While politicians waffle on climate change, Los Angeles is tackling the problem head on with a radical plan to lower the temperature of the city.

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What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

What does Hurricane Harvey mean for your super?

Though the awareness of climate risk disclosure has become more prevalent, such disclosures by Australian companies are still the exception rather than the norm.

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How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

How the Greenland ice sheet fared in 2017

Greenland may have gained a small amount of ice over the 2016-17 year – a one-year blip in long-term trend of year-on-year declines.

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Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Trump names climate science denier to run NASA

Republican Congressman named to head NASA had demanded Obama apologize for funding climate change research.

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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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The fight for millions of Australians locked out of rooftop solar

The fight for millions of Australians locked out of rooftop solar

In North Sydney, alone, 74% of residents can’t access solar because they rent or live in apartments. But there are ways to solve the problem.

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World’s biggest wind turbine maker waves oil industry goodbye

World’s biggest wind turbine maker waves oil industry goodbye

In another sign that the petroleum era is drawing to a close, Denmark is selling off its last oil company with barely a peep.

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Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Why solar power keeps being underestimated

Most studies on climate mitigation have greatly underestimated the potential of solar power.