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Category: Renewables

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Will the BrightSource-Abengoa tower be last CSP project in US?

Will the BrightSource-Abengoa tower be last CSP project in US?

Can concentrated solar thermal (with or without storage) ever compete with photovoltaics in terms of electrical generation?

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Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Unsubsidised wind and solar competitive with coal, Lazard says

Wind and solar power are set to be cost competitive with coal-fired stations, even without subsidies, says US investment bank Lazard.

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Three decades until carbon budget is eaten through

Three decades until carbon budget is eaten through

If the planet’s carbon budget was a giant cake, then we’d all be running out of dessert — fast.

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Wind power could improve grid resiliency

Wind power could improve grid resiliency

New study finds wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls.

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Solar PV sets new record in Italy - 10% of demand

Solar PV sets new record in Italy – 10% of demand

Solar photovoltaic installations in Italy provided nearly 10% of the country’s electricity demand from January to August.

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Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Just as Australia dumps its carbon price, investor groups representing $24 trillion of funds under management call for carbon pricing across the globe, as the push for a new international climate agreement gathers pace.

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Cartoon of the Week: The RET Review

Cartoon of the Week: The RET Review

Featuring Alan Moran, Maurice Newman, Dick Warburton and Burchell Wilson.

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Technologies that could grow global economy and save planet, at no extra cost

Technologies that could grow global economy and save planet, at no extra cost

A detailed look at which climate-friendly technologies could grow the global economy and help the world avoid the worst impacts of climate change.

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Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills millions — solar could help save them

Indoor air pollution kills more people around the world every year than HIV and malaria combined — but solar power might be the key to solving the problem.

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RayGen wins Australian clean energy prize

RayGen wins Australian clean energy prize

Melbourne-based CSPV developer wins energy section of Australian Technology Competition, as well as People’s Choice award.

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The reign of coal is over, but the reign of fossil fools is not

The reign of coal is over, but the reign of fossil fools is not

The news gets worse and worse for the coal industry, but the smart investors have already bailed from the sector. Despite this, Australia continues to bet the future of its economy on a commodity in terminal decline, and turn its back on the technologies of the future.