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Category: Smart Energy

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Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott government vows to persist with policy to scrap CEFC and ARENA, even though it may not reach emissions reduction targets without them.

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Carbon repeal leaves Australia isolated and vulnerable

Carbon repeal leaves Australia isolated and vulnerable

Korea, China move toward emissions trading schemes, while other major trading partners make policy and investment decisions that directly contradict Australia’s approach.

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Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.

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Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

CEFC co-finances development of biodigester and biogas plant at one of Australia’s largest meat processors, that will halve its electricity bills.

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CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

CEFC brings in US solar giant SunEdison to Australian rooftop solar market, and helps local manufacturer Tindo. All told, $166 million will be deployed to expand solar financing and power purchase agreements to avoid up front costs of rooftop solar.

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HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC says carbon price repeal leaves Australia’s resource-intensive economy – and its farm exports – “even more vulnerable” as world moves in opposite direction.

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Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another REDP grant fails, as Petratherm misses geothermal target

Another project allocated funds under the former Labor government has missed its target, with Petratherm advising that it is unable to raise funds for what was once considered one of the country’s flagship geothermal projects.

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Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Continued measures and support for solar power will help mitigate climate-related forces which leave energy supplies vulnerable to unpredictable disasters.

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What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

Renewable sector is flexing its muscles in Germany, with solar production up 28% and wind up 19% during the first half of 2014.

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California’s energy storage target swamped by proposals

California’s energy storage target swamped by proposals

California has a very large energy storage market, at least on paper. Which projects will make the cut?

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How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

A new report tries to work out how big a problem wind turbines catching fire is, but there’s little data to work with.