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Community energy retailer aims to be Australia's cheapest, help people quit grid

Community energy retailer aims to be Australia’s cheapest, help people quit grid

NSW community energy start-up Enova prepares IPO, with plans to be Australia’s cheapest green energy retailer and installer, and help locals quit the grid.

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Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hillary Clinton’s plan to install half-a-billion solar panels

Hilary Clinton releases a fact sheet detailing her plan to fight climate change, and it focuses heavily on promoting clean energy generation across the country.

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Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle 'super highway'

Queensland plans solar fast-charging stations for electric vehicle ‘super highway’

Qld govt calls for EOI to build a solar electric vehicle fast-charge service station near Townsville, as first in possible 1600km electric ‘super highway’.

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China 2020 solar energy target could reach 200 gigawatts

China 2020 solar energy target could reach 200 gigawatts

China is reportedly considering a solar target of 200 GW by 2020 – more than the world has installed to date.

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Will Bill Shorten understand the energy consumer must be king?

Will Bill Shorten understand the energy consumer must be king?

If Shorten’s ALP is to meet their 50% renewables target, they will have to rely heavily on investment in solar and storage by households and businesses. To make that happen, however, Shorten has to realise that the consumer is now king, not the energy incumbents.

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Mind the GaP! New “solar fuel cell” is more efficient by a factor of 10

Mind the GaP! New “solar fuel cell” is more efficient by a factor of 10

Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a more efficient way to produce the fuel needed to keep fuel cells going — namely, hydrogen.

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How much would Labor's 50% renewables policy cost Australian households?

How much would Labor’s 50% renewables policy cost Australian households?

The ALP’s 50% renewables promise has drawn the expected response from government about rising electricity prices. But what would the impact really be?

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UK govt undercuts solar support in 'full frontal attack' on renewables

UK govt undercuts solar support in ‘full frontal attack’ on renewables

Shades of Australia, as UK Tories justify potentially crippling cuts to key solar subsidies by linking them to rising electricity costs.

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Australia 2015 solar PV forecast reduced after another slow quarter

Australia 2015 solar PV forecast reduced after another slow quarter

Green Energy Markets cuts 2015 forecast for installed solar PV in Australia after one of slowest quarters sector has seen in history of small scale scheme.

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SunEdison boosts Australia presence as it targets global oil giants

SunEdison boosts Australia presence as it targets global oil giants

SunEdison makes new purchase that will accelerate its Australian business, and put it on a path to challenge global utilities, even oil majors.

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Memo to Abbott: voters want more rooftop solar, not less

Memo to Abbott: voters want more rooftop solar, not less

Survey finds majority of Australian voters think Abbott govt has failed to support renewable energy, particularly solar for low-income households.