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Category: Renewables

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2014 Australian solar report card - the year industry grew up

2014 Australian solar report card – the year industry grew up

The Australian solar industry in 2014 showed it was good with numbers, geography and with science. But it’s still lousy at communication, and cuts corners.

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Australia thumbs its nose at global renewable energy market

Australia thumbs its nose at global renewable energy market

Australia has again courted controversy on the international stage, sending an embassy staffer instead of its energy minister to the annual congress of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Shades of Warsaw and its decision to snub the climate change conference – another international policy arena it seeks to avoid.

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Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

Wind turbine studies: how to sort the good, the bad, and the ugly

The debate over wind turbines is heated, so it’s best to rely on solid science.

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Carnegie completes onshore power plant for Perth wave energy project

Carnegie completes onshore power plant for Perth wave energy project

Carnegie Wave Energy completes of its onshore power plant for the Perth Project and prepares for grid connection.

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Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

Obama says climate change poses greatest threat to future generations

US president commits to action on climate change, arguing the science is clear, and there is no greater threat to future generations than climate change.

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Japan plans to pump $700 million into energy storage

Japan plans to pump $700 million into energy storage

Japan plans major battery storage boost to rein in utility opposition to renewables, and to secure its place in the global storage market.

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Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

An 80 MW solar power plant will be built in Chile’s Antofagasta Region beginning in the first part of 2015.

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"Dead" Australian renewables market faces train-crash

“Dead” Australian renewables market faces train-crash

Australia branded “dead” market by international investors. Just one new renewable project approved in 2014, but 5,000MW needed to meet target Coalition wants to cut.

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Graph of the Day: Coal, nuclear subsidies vs renewables in Germany

Graph of the Day: Coal, nuclear subsidies vs renewables in Germany

New research shows cumulative subsidies to coal and nuclear are each double that of renewables in Germany, and adding nearly a third to household costs.

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Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

Why cheap oil will NOT wreck the prospects for renewable energy

When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.

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Largest-ever study shows rooftop solar boosts home values

Largest-ever study shows rooftop solar boosts home values

The largest-ever study of its kind concludes home buyers are more than willing to pay a premium on their house if it comes with a solar PV energy system.