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Category: Renewables

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Queensland’s peak demand very close to a new record

Queensland’s peak demand very close to a new record

Queensland’s peak demand at near record highs, and may have set new record were it not for distributed small-scale solar PV.

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EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

EVs powered by renewables to qualify for carbon credits

Electric vehicles charged by renewable energy will qualify for carbon credits under amendments to Clean Development Mechanism, the only global carbon market.

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South Africa doubles down on renewables with plans for 6.3GW auction

South Africa doubles down on renewables with plans for 6.3GW auction

South Africa plans to contract another 6.3GW of renewable energy capacity as it ‘pulls out all the stops’ to meet its energy challenge. Australia, take note.

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Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China's Aba region

Apple, SunPower partner to provide solar power to China’s Aba region

The companies will provide dual-use renewable energy projects that protect the land while providing up to 80 million kilowatt-hours of energy annually.

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AEMC project to investigate energy storage impact on grid

AEMC project to investigate energy storage impact on grid

Australian Energy Market Commission has asked CSIRO to investigate potential impact of distributed energy storage on national grid – and how to manage it.

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How other cities can match Georgetown’s low-cost switch to 100% wind & sun

How other cities can match Georgetown’s low-cost switch to 100% wind & sun

There are two key reasons why the city of Georgetown, Texas will be getting the equivalent of 100% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2017.

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AGL gives equal billing to new technologies in energy restructure

AGL gives equal billing to new technologies in energy restructure

AGL Energy has announced a corporate restructure that will give its nascent New Energy division – including solar, storage and electric vehicles – equal billing with its incumbent wholesale and retail operations.

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Union funds to bail from flagship renewable energy investment

Union funds to bail from flagship renewable energy investment

One of the key investment vehicles established by union-based super funds has decided to sell its flagship investment in renewable energy, Pacific Hydro.

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Carnegie eyes wave energy deals on Easter, Robinson Crusoe islands

Carnegie eyes wave energy deals on Easter, Robinson Crusoe islands

Carnegie Wave Energy in deal to develop projects in Chile and Peru, including power and desalinated water for the Easter and Robinson Crusoe islands.

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Samoa adds second wind farm in bid to reach 100% renewables

Samoa adds second wind farm in bid to reach 100% renewables

Samoan network operator in deal to build nation’s second wind farm and hydro energy storage, in effort to meet government’s goal of 100% renewable energy generation.

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100% renewable electricity by 2050 possible in France

100% renewable electricity by 2050 possible in France

A somewhat “hidden” report was recently released that said France could be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050.