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Category: Renewables

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Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims for 70% wind, solar and storage

Lord Howe Island aims to displace 70% of diesel generation with 1MW hybrid renewables system combining solar, wind and storage, and introduces solar leasing plan.

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Milne says Abbott 'puppeteers' determined to kill renewables

Milne says Abbott ‘puppeteers’ determined to kill renewables

Greens leader says conservative forces behind Abbott determined to kill renewable industry, and “appeasement” will not save the sector, but ambition might.

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Abbott's RET curse: PM can cripple renewables - by doing nothing

Abbott’s RET curse: PM can cripple renewables – by doing nothing

If Tony Abbott wants to cripple Australia’s renewable energy industry, as many suspect, he can do so without doing anything at all. That’s because the removal of the carbon price could make long-term financing unfeasible, even if the renewables target is unchanged.

One of the tragedies of Australia’s large scale renewable energy industry is that it has an excellent policy in place. But such is the level of uncertainty about the future of that policy, the industry cannot move forward.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

Construction begins on largest single rooftop solar PV system in Australia, with installation of 990kWp array at the IKEA in Tempe, NSW.

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Tasmania could become Victoria's zero emissions baseload generator

Tasmania could become Victoria’s zero emissions baseload generator

HydroTas boss says Apple Isle could provide 1GW of zero emission ‘baseload’ power through wind and hydro, replacing brown coal generators in Latrobe Valley.

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Solar pays its way on networks. It's no free rider

Solar pays its way on networks. It’s no free rider

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave joins CSIRO wave energy study

Carnegie Wave lends its technology and experience to ARENA-funded CSIRO wave mapping and resource development project.

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Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Victorian planning law amendment marks small win for Australia’s wind energy industry. And in NSW, Maurice Newman has the wind put up him.

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NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW government flags changes to wind energy noise assessment

NSW govt flags changes to industrial noise standards to cover all sectors, removing a major weapon used by anti wind energy campaigners.

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Renewables industry frets as Warburton signals change to RET

Renewables industry frets as Warburton signals change to RET

CEC open letter signed by 17 leading renewables companies calls for RET certainty, warns of sovereign risk, rising electricity prices if RET changed.