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Category: Resource Efficiency

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Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

Goodbye Northern coal, hello sunlight?

On Monday, 50 years of coal generation in South Australia ended with the closure of the Northern power station. But Northern’s shutdown does not mean that South Australian power supply is coal-free.

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Energy Markets: Spot prices rise dramatically from 2015

Energy Markets: Spot prices rise dramatically from 2015

Spot electricity prices high, volatility low, more bets on rooftop solar and storage. Plus: the latest in consumption data and share price movements.

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RayGen to develop utility-scale solar PV tower plant in Victoria

RayGen to develop utility-scale solar PV tower plant in Victoria

Melbourne solar company RayGen Resources will use $2.9 ARENA grant to develop a utility-scale concentrating solar PV tower plant in Victoria.

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Coal collapse turns 50 as Peabody fails, "clean coal" exposed as myth

Coal collapse turns 50 as Peabody fails, “clean coal” exposed as myth

Peabody biggest and most dramatic of coal company failures, as new report finds that even “clean coal” has no role in a world aiming for less than 2C temperature rises.

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Tasmania needs to look at efficiency to resolve electricity crisis

Tasmania needs to look at efficiency to resolve electricity crisis

The risks to Tasmania’s energy supply continue to mount. The state should upgrade the electrical energy efficiency of buildings and equipment used for winter heating by homes and businesses.

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50 years after the lucky country, Australia's challenge remains

50 years after the lucky country, Australia’s challenge remains

Australia is among the worst of the affluent countries on resource use, waste production, greenhouse gases and obesity. Still feeling lucky?

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Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children's playground

Wind turbine to generate a different sort of energy – repurposed as children’s playground

The blades of two decommissioned Victorian wind turbines will be used to build a children’s playground in the coastal town of Wonthaggi.

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Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Adani puts Galilee coal mine on hold pending recovery in coal price

Indian brokers report says Adani puts Galilee Basin coal project on hold until rebound in coal prices is visible.

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Australia electricity demand jumps as policy makers fail on efficiency

Australia electricity demand jumps as policy makers fail on efficiency

Australia’s electricity generation and emissions rising because there are no efficiency policies of note, and coal is maintaining its share of generation.

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Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world's big water problems

Aerofloat: A small-scale solution to one of the world’s big water problems

Commissioned to solve a waste water problem on Australian rivers, this young local company’s solution could help solve one of the world’s biggest sustainability problems.

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Who will pay the $17.8 billion mining rehabilitation bill?

Who will pay the $17.8 billion mining rehabilitation bill?

Mining does bring in revenue, but at the same time it is building up a monstrous damage bill.

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