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Category: Renewables

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Hunt launches new attack on rooftop solar industry

Hunt launches new attack on rooftop solar industry

Hunt launches new attack on solar industry, saying percentage of substandard rooftop solar installations too high, and likely to get worse.

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Macfarlane, Hunt entrench hardline position on renewable energy target

Macfarlane, Hunt entrench hardline position on renewable energy target

Abbott ministers accuse Labor and renewable industry of being in lockstep, suggest rooftop solar installations should offset large-scale capacity.

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What happens when a solar eclipse takes 30GW of solar off-line?

What happens when a solar eclipse takes 30GW of solar off-line?

The world is about to experience a fascinating experiment, when a solar eclipse hits Europe on March 20, taking up to 30GW of solar off line.

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It's time to rethink incentives for renewables, and follow lead of UK

It’s time to rethink incentives for renewables, and follow lead of UK

Renewables are becoming increasingly cost competitive. Governments need to start planning how they will phase out subsidies when they are no longer required.

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Abbott government says war on renewables not over yet

Abbott government says war on renewables not over yet

The Abbott government may be in its death throes, but it is still determined to do as much damage to the renewable energy industry as it can. It still wants to cut the RET by one third, and dump agencies such as the CEFC and ARENA, and now it is targeting solar.

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Graph of the Day: The world's biggest power markets

Graph of the Day: The world’s biggest power markets

Australia is among the biggest power markets in the world, so what happens Down Under in terms of renewable energy does actually matter.

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Jordan to convert 6000 mosques to solar, in 1800MW renewables push

Jordan to convert 6000 mosques to solar, in 1800MW renewables push

Solar to be installed at all 6000 of Jordan’s mosques, as part of Kingdom’s plan to add 1.8GW of renewables capacity to the national grid by end 2018.

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Solar's next big market: minigrids and micropower stations for energy poor

Solar’s next big market: minigrids and micropower stations for energy poor

SunEdison is looking to expand deeper into emerging markets, with a focus on micro-grids and electricity for the energy poor.

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Renewables could feed 60% of European grids by 2030, study finds

Renewables could feed 60% of European grids by 2030, study finds

Report says 60% integration of renewable energy in European distribution grids feasible by 2030 given infrastructure and regulatory support.

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Meridian launches Powershop in NSW, to target Qld, SA next

Meridian launches Powershop in NSW, to target Qld, SA next

NZ renewables giant launches online electricity retail product in NSW, and will target other states soon.

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Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to 'boycott' wind, solar

Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to ‘boycott’ wind, solar

Infigen calls bluff on utility threats to “boycott” renewable energy, but suggests corporate Australia may fill the gap if retailers don’t contract new wind and solar farms. Meanwhile, the market turns positive on renewables, even if the government is still stalling on the RET, while Infigen turns focus to the US solar market.