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Category: Renewables

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Solar Impulse crosses Atlantic: New York to Seville in 71 PV-powered hours

Solar Impulse crosses Atlantic: New York to Seville in 71 PV-powered hours

Solar Impulse crosses the Atlantic in 71-hour non-stop flight from New York to Seville, powered only by the sun.

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Barnaby Joyce sitting uncomfortably on renewable energy boom

Barnaby Joyce sitting uncomfortably on renewable energy boom

As Barnaby Joyce answers awkward questions about his support of wind farms, renewables look like becoming the number one growth industry of his electorate.

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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The current mechanism for the renewable energy target is costly and inefficient. Here’s an explanation why, and what would work better and mean more wind and solar and lower costs for consumers.

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The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

Wholesale electricity prices have doubled since the last federal poll, but they don’t seem to be an election issue. Why would that be?

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A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

A new paradigm for utilities: the rise of the “prosumer”

With the emergence of advanced, smarter technology, consumers can now make more informed choices about energy usage and “prosumers” -resulting in a two way directional flow of power.

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Australia's big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s electricity mix to shift rapidly from coal and gas to wind and solar, predicts Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Households play a critical role, but the key to their scenario may be the success of the current renewable energy target.

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The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The Murdoch media is at it again, peddling stories that claim that wind and solar do not work, but which are riddled with outright errors and myth-making. What we will hear next? That the world is flat, that gravity is just a state of mind?

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Second Tasmania Basslink will need at least 1,000MW of new renewables

Second Tasmania Basslink will need at least 1,000MW of new renewables

Report into proposed second link from Tasmania makes clear it won’t work without another 1,000MW of new wind farms on Apple Isle.

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Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Energy efficiency pays off for fast-growing Victoria economy

Victoria has the fastest growing population of all the states and is experiencing strong economic growth, yet its electricity consumption continues to fall.

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Biofuel lab to be developed in Queensland, with backing from ARENA

Biofuel lab to be developed in Queensland, with backing from ARENA

ARENA backs development of $5.4m biofuel lab that will test the feasibility of a commercial-scale biorefinery.