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Category: Renewables

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100% renewable energy is possible, practical, logical: setting the record straight

100% renewable energy is possible, practical, logical: setting the record straight

None of the 21 authors of a critique of a major 100 per cent renewable energy scenario for the US even bothered looking at the modelling.

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Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Coal provided just 2% of UK power in the first 6 months of 2017

Five years after meeting 40% of U.K.’s electricity supply, new data shows that coal only met 2% of the country’s power needs in last 6 months.

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Australian company invents new technology, helps clinch massive offshore Windfarm Project in the Netherlands

Australian company invents new technology, helps clinch massive offshore Windfarm Project in the Netherlands

A Queensland company has helped win a major contract with one of the world’s top dredging companies to find unexploded bombs in the Netherlands.

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Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

Notion-building pollies declare open season for energy theories

While Malcolm has been pumping Snowy 2.zero, Craig has been promising death by renewables, Josh reckons we are on track to meet Paris commitments and Barnaby is backing coal.

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Grant to ditch takeaway coffee cups

Grant to ditch takeaway coffee cups

Battles against takeaway coffee cups, marine plastic pollution and energy wastage will get support from the
City of Sydney’s latest round of environmental knowledge exchange sponsorships.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Australia’s Greatcell signs MOU with JinkoSolar for perovskite cells

Under a non-exclusive MOU with JinkoSolar, Greatcell will make developmental perovskite cells available for further evaluation.

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Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

Queensland energy minister stands down amid email investigation

A blow to the state-based renewable energy and climate effort as Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey is sidelined by allegations of corruption.

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Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Hazelwood gone today – Liddell gone tomorrow. Are we ready?

Early action on transmission should be at the top of the new Energy Security Board’s agenda if we are to connect enough wind and solar and hydro to replace retiring coal generators.

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Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

Rising seas spark tobacco-style lawsuits in California

The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science. Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.

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2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

2017 is so unexpectedly warm it is freaking out climate scientists

“Extremely remarkable” 2017 heads toward record for hottest year without an El Niño episode.