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Category: Renewables

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Hunt says renewables target equivalent to $90/tonne carbon tax

Hunt says renewables target equivalent to $90/tonne carbon tax

Hunt says leaving renewable energy target as is would be equivalent of $90/tonne carbon tax. That’s true, but only if retailers refuse to build wind and solar farms.

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AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

AGL Energy calls for renewables target to be scrapped completely

AGL Energy – once the ‘greenest’ retailer in the country and now the largest producer of coal-fired energy – has called for the renewable energy target to be scrapped altogether.

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Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

Wind, solar deliver negative electricity prices in middle of day in South Australia

On Sept 30, South Australia ran most of the working day on wind and solar power, and it sent electricity prices into the negative in the middle of the day.

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Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

Using renewables as a political football is fraught with danger

The Coalition’s opening bid on RET negotiations offers interesting insight into renewable energy politics, including the votes attached to rooftop solar.

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Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

Renewables getting cheaper for Germans – for first time

For the first time ever, German consumers are about to see a drop in the surcharge they pay for renewable energy.

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Renewable energy target about to get an Abbott-style haircut

Renewable energy target about to get an Abbott-style haircut

Only in Australia can a government proposal to slash the renewable energy target by more than half be proclaimed by the “experts” as a “victory” for the moderates. Such is the toxic nature of this government’s antipathy to all things clean and green, and wind farms in particular. Welcome to Team Australia. Open to vested interests.

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Keppel Prince closes wind manufacturing after Abbott targets RET

Keppel Prince closes wind manufacturing after Abbott targets RET

Keppel Prince mothballs wind energy manufacturing, sacks 100 as Abbott government declares war on RET and wind energy.

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Household solar "safe" as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Household solar “safe” as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for “ditching” the Warburton Review.

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Wind power is more reliable than gas – and much cheaper, too

Wind power is more reliable than gas – and much cheaper, too

As Australia’s dance of the seven RET Reviews continues, it seems like a good time to revisit one of the more persistent anti-renewables myths bandied about by fossil fuel types (and most of the Abbott government): that that renewable energy is unreliable in meeting electricity demand.

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Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Graph of the Day: The rise and rise of distributed solar in the US

Want proof distributed solar is booming? Two charts show how it provided over 25% of new US power plant capacity in 2013 and 43% in first half 2014.

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Solar technology to take quantum leap with latest inverter offering

Micro inverters and smart energy management systems are taking solar into off grid systems, camper vans and pretty much anywhere else you want power.