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Category: Renewables

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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…

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Netherlands wind farm to power new Google data centre

Netherlands wind farm to power new Google data centre

Google signs deal to power its Netherlands data centre with 100% renewables, including complete output of local wind farm currently under construction.

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Greens target Victoria's dirtiest coal plants in state election pledge

Greens target Victoria’s dirtiest coal plants in state election pledge

Victorian Greens pledge to shut down Victoria’s dirtiest coal power plants as soon as next year, if they win the balance of power in next week’s election.

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Coalition pushes new Senate Inquiry in bid to stop wind

Coalition pushes new Senate Inquiry in bid to stop wind

Having lost the battle on health, the anti-wind brigade wants another Senate Inquiry, this time into wind’s effect on emissions, power prices and fauna.

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City of Melbourne looks to buy renewables direct from market

City of Melbourne looks to buy renewables direct from market

City of Melbourne gathers like-minded local govts and businesses to ‘challenge the market’ to supply the right renewables solutions at the right price.

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SunEdison spends $US2.4bn on wind to become biggest renewables developer

SunEdison spends $US2.4bn on wind to become biggest renewables developer

Acquisition to make SunEdison world’s largest renewable energy developer and give TerraForm Power 521 MW of additional operating wind and PV plants.