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Category: Renewables

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Liberal energy minister likes wind energy, supports new wind farm

Liberal energy minister likes wind energy, supports new wind farm

The minister for energy in Tasmania’s Liberal government says he hopes RET legislation will bring wind industry certainty, lead to development of new projects – and the installation of a second Bass Strait inter-connector cable.

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Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii and Vermont both pass laws that put in place the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goals.

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Battery storage stars as Cleantech stocks trump broader market in 14-15

Battery storage stars as Cleantech stocks trump broader market in 14-15

A big boost in battery storage and energy efficiency stocks helped Australian CleanTech Index easily outperform wider market for the year.

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Construction begins on Australia's lowest cost wind farm

Construction begins on Australia’s lowest cost wind farm

Construction begins on lowest cost wind farm in Australia, and the first to be financed and built since the election of the Abbott government more than 18 months ago.

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City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

City of Austin gets 1.2GW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh

A lot more cheap solar is coming for Austin, Texas, with the city’s utility getting more than 1,200MW of solar bids at less than 4c/kWh (the cheapest ever).

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An emerging renewables superpower: China's climate pledge guns for green growth

An emerging renewables superpower: China’s climate pledge guns for green growth

It’s official. On Tuesday, China submitted its emissions-reduction goals to the UN, in the lead-up to the Paris climate summit in December this year.

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Japanese golf course to become 23MW solar array

Japanese golf course to become 23MW solar array

Japanese electronics company Kyocera enters joint venture to construct solar plant on abandoned golf course in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture.

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Fraser: Time to stop paying lip service to climate policies

Fraser: Time to stop paying lip service to climate policies

CCA chairman Bernie Fraser says policy makers should stop paying “lip service” to 2C climate targets, and lamented cutting back renewable energy targets to suit sectoral interests. Fraser said the move to a low carbon world was “unstoppable” and Australia needed to get on board.

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Memo to IPA: The 'Australian coal can save India’s poor' argument fails on every front

Memo to IPA: The ‘Australian coal can save India’s poor’ argument fails on every front

The belief electricity generated from coal is cheap is highly questionable. What India’s poor really need is an energy game-changer.

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

The flight of Solar Impulse is a tale of sheer inspiration and daring in the clean energy space; why solar households smarter and more mobile than normal energy consumers; and a hollow “victory” for US coal on mercury emissions.