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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?

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Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Most of the gas that is ‘cheap’ to extract has been or is being extracted, so ensuring more supply won’t bring the price of gas down.

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The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to tackle climate change means we need to see more political leadership from state governments such as Victoria. 

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Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla in June

Lyndon Rive to leave Tesla in June

SolarCity’s co-founder and former CEO Lyndon Rive is leaving the company that he helped start to his cousin Elon Musk.

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Renewables unshackled by push into battery storage

Renewables unshackled by push into battery storage

It is difficult to overstate just how profound the impacts of wide-scale, low-cost energy storage will be on the utility sector.

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How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

Australia continues to put lipstick on the pig of CCS, a tiny pittance of research dollars intended to provide air cover for the emissions of the coal industry.

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Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Trump’s staff reportedly feeding him internet hoaxes on climate

Staffers send Trump fake news – including long-debunked climate claims – to “gain an edge in the seemingly endless ‘Game of Thrones’ inside the West Wing.

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Why 2℃ of global warming is much worse for Australia than 1.5℃

Why 2℃ of global warming is much worse for Australia than 1.5℃

With 2℃ of global warming, the stifling heat of January 2013 would be the norm for Australia.

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Getting climate risk on the company board agenda

Getting climate risk on the company board agenda

When it comes to mitigating the impacts of climate change, shareholder activism is not the only thing keeping company leaders awake at night.