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Category: Renewables

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Why Google gave up on renewables (hint, they don't understand energy)

Why Google gave up on renewables (hint, they don’t understand energy)

It has now been proven beyond doubt that “renewables simply won’t work”. Why not? Well, because Google says so.

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Carnegie says first CETO 5 wave generator now operating

Carnegie says first CETO 5 wave generator now operating

First unit producing power at Carnegie’s Garden Island project, first wave energy project in world to feature multi-unit deployment.

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US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

US utility giant commits to cut its emissions in half

NRG Energy sets target of cutting its carbon emissions 50 percent by 2030 and 90 percent by 2050.

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If you’re a wind energy lover, this app is for you

If you’re a wind energy lover, this app is for you

Francesco Paraggio has developed a wind farm locator app. It’s quite simple, but a lot of fun and actually has a few neat features.

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Why did China-Australia FTA ignore the environment?

Why did China-Australia FTA ignore the environment?

Of all the FTAs China has signed to date, Australia’s is the only one that does not have a dedicated section on the environment and its massive market opportunities.

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It was $40b cheaper to install solar in 2013 than in 2012

It was $40b cheaper to install solar in 2013 than in 2012

Global climate finance levels are dropping—largely because the cost of solar has fallen so quickly.

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Rooftop solar marches on as large scale renewables stranded

Rooftop solar marches on as large scale renewables stranded

New data highlights how policy certainty affects two big renewable energy markets in Australia: Rooftop solar is growing, large scale renewables at standstill.

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Tony Abbott's energy rules: It's goodies versus baddies

Tony Abbott’s energy rules: It’s goodies versus baddies

Tony Abbott is trying to reduce the global energy debate to a competition between “goodies and baddies.” Coal is good, he says, and in Abbott’s world black clearly trumps green. But he is backing the wrong team.

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CEC gives concessions in hope of sealing RET deal by Xmas

CEC gives concessions in hope of sealing RET deal by Xmas

CEC cuts deal with aluminium industry in hope of policy certainty by Xmas. And Ross Garnaut says renewables – not coal – key to Australia’s prosperity.

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The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

How are Australia’s big electricity utilities’ reacting to an increasingly carbon constrained economy? Confusing picture or rational response?

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Purple wind turbines could protect wildlife, make opponents see red

Purple wind turbines could protect wildlife, make opponents see red

Research finds coloured wind turbines, as opposed to white or grey, would prevent wildlife injuries and death. We can already hear the anti-wind cries…