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Category: Renewables

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Greens delight in inserting more wind turbines into Barnaby's seat

Greens delight in inserting more wind turbines into Barnaby’s seat

ACT, NSW Greens visit Barnaby Joyce’s electorate to celebrate jobs and investment from renewables plan the deputy PM called “crazy”.

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Regulator blames AEMO errors for South Australia blackout

Regulator blames AEMO errors for South Australia blackout

Australian Energy Regulator report links market operator’s flawed forecasting methods with blackouts, high prices.

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Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

Video: Tom Gleeson on rooftop solar, and ridiculous retailer business models

A comedian’s take on the “ridiculous” energy market business model, the win-lose equation of rooftop solar, and why our PM is the wind turbine that won’t spin.

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How much storage and back-up do high renewable grids need?

How much storage and back-up do high renewable grids need?

According to a new CSIRO and ENA report, not nearly as much as the naysayers would have you think.

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Households will be at centre of Australia's transition to 100% renewables

Households will be at centre of Australia’s transition to 100% renewables

CSIRO and network owners say key driver of shift to 100% renewables will not be wind farms or solar parks, but rooftop solar and battery storage installed by homes and business. This can and should be done – but policy, and politics, need to change.

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Santos: Doing the bare minimum on climate change

Santos: Doing the bare minimum on climate change

At its Annual General Meeting on 4 May, Santos will be subject to a vote on a shareholder resolution that seeks improved disclosure of climate risks.

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Which fuel is setting electricity prices? Clue: it's not wind or solar

Which fuel is setting electricity prices? Clue: it’s not wind or solar

The way electricity prices were set in the wholesale market has changed dramatically in just one year. So, who’s playing games with their gas and hydro power?

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Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

Turnbull wants to subsidise coal AND gas transport

PM suggests public money could be used to subsidise gas pipelines in northern Australia, as well as underwriting rail plans of Indian coal giant Adani.

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Why age of populism won't derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Why age of populism won’t derail future of solar, wind and EVs

Despite the climate-denying Trump Administration, and populist movements across the world, Michael Liebreich gave plenty of reasons to be optimistic about future of wind, solar and Evs.

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What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

What do we sell when they don’t want our coal?

If the world is to decarbonise, Australia’s key trading partners of ours must be part of that shift. That means zero emissions hydrogen fuels – powered by wind and solar – replacing coal and gas exports.

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Plunging solar, wind costs means "green" fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging solar, wind costs means “green” fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging wind and solar costs put “hydrogen” economy at tipping point, with Australia urged to lay groundwork for opportunity to develop “green fuel” exports to replace coal and gas, a market potentially worth $40bn a year. ARENA likely to make it one of its key investment priorities this year.