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Category: Renewables

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Community to invest directly in wind power in New England

Community to invest directly in wind power in New England

A community investment plan at Sapphire Wind Farm could be the turning point the wind industry has needed for years.

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Coal unit trips in heatwave as Tesla big battery cashes in

Coal unit trips in heatwave as Tesla big battery cashes in

Thursday’s sudden outage of Victoria’s Loy Yang B unit marked the 13th failure of a major coal unit this summer – and offered just the latest illustration of the vulnerability of Australia’s ageing and increasingly intermittent coal fleet.

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Queensland could host Australia's largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Queensland could host Australia’s largest wind farm, in proposed renewables hub

Australian renewables outfit Lacour wants to build a wind farm of potentially 800MW in Queensland, and at least 200MW of solar.

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Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

Replacing India’s coal plants with solar and wind could save billions, analysis finds

New research shows nearly two-thirds of India’s coal power generation is no longer price competitive with new solar and wind.

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Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

Germany lifts 2030 renewable energy target to 65%

On Friday, a 28-page text covering the main policy fields cursorily was published after a previous draft had been leaked. For energy policy, the changes are encouraging, but a lot of question marks remain.

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Australian wind, solar investment hits record high as NEG threatens to push it off a cliff

Australian wind, solar investment hits record high as NEG threatens to push it off a cliff

The race to meet Australia’s large-scale renewable energy target has helped drive record investment in 2017, says BNEF. But the RET’s fulfilment could also see investment go off a cliff, with only the Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee to cushion the fall.

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Strong investor support drives CleanTech Index to new highs

Strong investor support drives CleanTech Index to new highs

Australian CleanTech Index outperforms ASX200 again in December and Q2 FY18, as companies become mainstream, mature, profitable – and less reliant on government policy.

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German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

German power sector: coal and nuclear down, renewables up in 2017

Electricity from renewables in Germany grew by a record amount, but one big news item may have been overlooked amidst all the new records.

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Victorian manufacturer taps cheap renewables in PPA with Flow Power

Victorian manufacturer taps cheap renewables in PPA with Flow Power

Corporate energy retailer Flow Power inks 10-year PPA to supply Melbourne-based manufacturer with electricity sourced from Victoria’s Ararat wind farm.

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This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

This is how coal dies — super cheap renewables plus battery storage

New Colorado wind farms with batteries are now cheaper than running old coal plants.

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Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

Northern Territory launches tender for up to 45MW grid-scale battery storage

NT calls for expressions of interest to develop battery storage system of 25-45MW to support grid in Darwin and Katherine.