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Category: Renewables

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The way to power the next billion consumers

The way to power the next billion consumers

If power can be generated where it is consumed, it can closely follow demand growth. Where does much of that growth come from? The “leisure-pull”.

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Origin to add "a Hazelwood" of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains "critical"

Origin to add “a Hazelwood” of renewables by 2020, but says CET remains “critical”

Despite an upbeat renewables outlook, Origin Energy CEO says the market is not out of the woods yet, and that for investment to keep up momentum, policy stability remains at a premium, and the introduction of a Clean Energy Target is critical.

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Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Light-weight new drone features standard solar cells, encapsulated in composite material without losing efficiency.

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Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Coal communities lead march to clean energy

Port Augusta becomes latest Australian coal hub to embrace renewables – and just as well, considering new data on coal plant pollution.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

After a low-wind month in June, July’s high wind output means very little reliance on Victorian imports and lower exposure to high-priced gas in SA.

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Contact energy in large scale climate bonds certification

Contact energy in large scale climate bonds certification

Listed New Zealand company Contact Energy Ltd (CEN) has gained Climate Bonds Certification of geothermal assets as part of its new Green Loan Borrowing Programme for NZD1.8bn.

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Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Coal rift? Coalition sends mixed message on new coal power

Federal treasurer says cheap new coal power a “myth”, federal energy minister says it must be considered – even if the market disagrees.

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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm reaches major construction milestone

Mount Emerald Wind Farm reaches major construction milestone

Construction at the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Mareeba reached an important milestone last week when the first of 53 turbine foundations was put in place.

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First Solar Awarded 241MW module supply contract for edify energy solar projects in Australia

First Solar Awarded 241MW module supply contract for edify energy solar projects in Australia

Company to deliver more than 500MW in Australia over the next 12 Months