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Category: Renewables

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Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

Carbon capture faces hurdles of will, not technology

How feasible is it for carbon capture and storage to be implemented globally on such a wide scale that it helps to vastly reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

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Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google joins SunPower in $250m US solar leasing deal

Google makes its third investment in America’s booming residential solar market via $250m solar leasing deal with SunPower.

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10 charts that explain climate change mitigation

10 charts that explain climate change mitigation

A pictorial summary of the IPCC’s Mitigation of Climate Change report using its main charts. I’ll try to keep it punchy (high confidence).

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Happy 60th anniversary to the modern solar cell

Happy 60th anniversary to the modern solar cell

The modern solar cell has gone from the lab to 40 gigawatts per year in six decades.

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Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Mixed Greens: Carnegie raises $9m for CETO-6

Carnegie Wave capital raising oversubscribed; Kangaroo green bond market tipped to hit $1bn; Barrier Reef’s solar protector; Redflow improves batteries.

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Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

Wind and solar generation half the cost of nuclear

German study concludes new-build wind and solar power generation cost 50% less than new-build nuclear. Coal barely rates a mention.

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Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

Beyond efficiency: 5 key ingredients for a sustainable home

If climate change features highly in your concept of sustainability then here are 5 essential ingredients for a sustainable home.

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Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Oklahoma utilities hit homes using solar with extra fee

Anyone living in Oklahoma who installs solar panels will soon be charged a fee for the right to do that while still being connected to the local power grid.

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Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

Energy-smart appliances cut Australian power bills by billions

The value of energy saved in Australia last year alone was around A$3.2 billion. Of this, some A$2.7 billion was saved by households.

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In midst of energy transition, German economy never healthier

In midst of energy transition, German economy never healthier

Reports that the Energiewende is hurting German industry come at a time when the German economy has never looked better.

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Renewables review kicks off with big battle over numbers

Renewables review kicks off with big battle over numbers

The Abbott government’s controversial review of the renewable energy target kicks off this week, and the fate of the multi-billion dollar industry could depend on a debate about redrawing the definition of demand, and how to treat the output of rooftop solar.