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Category: Renewables

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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.

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Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

Was the Warburton Review a complete waste of money?

RET Review member paid enough for a 20kW solar system, as PM&C concedes Warburton Review went beyond terms of reference. This comes as the Climate Change Authority, which the Abbott government says it still wants to ditch, says it will complete its own report on the RET.

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US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US solar system prices fell nearly 20% in 2013, set to tumble further

US DOE report says distributed solar PV system prices dropped by 12-195 nationwide in 2013, and should fall by another 3-12% in 2014.

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Graph of the Day: 2,000GW of wind energy by 2030

Graph of the Day: 2,000GW of wind energy by 2030

New report suggests wind energy could supply 19% of global electricity by 2030, up to 30 per cent by 2050.

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City of Adelaide cuts emissions by 19% in seven years

City of Adelaide cuts emissions by 19% in seven years

Renewable energy and green buildings help City of Adelaide cut community carbon emissions by 19% since 2007, electricity emissions by 31% from 2004-2014.

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Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

Why we should question the value proposition of energy storage

We are told energy storage is needed for variable wind and solar. But this is not true now, and won’t be for some time.

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Micropower's quiet takeover - it accounts for 25% of global supply

Micropower’s quiet takeover – it accounts for 25% of global supply

Micropower is cost-competitive and rapidly scalable … and it democratizes energy choices, promotes competition, speeds learning and innovation.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's renewable energy generation

Graph of the Day: Australia’s renewable energy generation

Graph underlines renewables penetration in Australia, as AEMO observes no issue with SA having 100% renewables, as long as interconnector stays connected.