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Coalition's NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

Coalition’s NEG aims to engineer an early death for big solar

So long solar. NEG design assumes no large scale solar investments in Australia for at least eight years – despite recognition that large scale renewables responsible for most bill reductions.

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Frydenberg's solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn't sign up to Paris

Frydenberg’s solar defence: Bernardi has panels and didn’t sign up to Paris

Frydenberg defends lack of solar panels, saying Cory Bernardi has them, and didn’t sign up for Paris climate target. Say what?

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New Tesla roadster will be the fastest production car ever

New Tesla roadster will be the fastest production car ever

If the Corvette is the halo car for Chevrolet and General Motors, the new Roadster will be the halo car for Tesla.

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Solar heads to 1c/kWh before 2020 after Mexico sets record low

Solar heads to 1c/kWh before 2020 after Mexico sets record low

Australia solar research leader Martin Green says solar heading to a price of 1c/kWh before 2020 after latest record auction result.

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.

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Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Australian Solar Council launches massive campaign against LNP in Queensland poll, saying there is too much at stake to ignore.

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Networks push to take regional consumers, communities off grid

Networks push to take regional consumers, communities off grid

Networks and consumer groups say taking rural customers off grid – and providing them with solar and storage – can save billions, and make electricity cleaner, safer and more reliable. It’s a no brainer, but the regulator stands in the way.

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Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar seeks federal government funding for plan to export WA generated solar power to Indonesia, via a sub-sea cable.

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Consumers to displace fossil fuels as biggest supplier of energy

Consumers to displace fossil fuels as biggest supplier of energy

Network operator Ausnet says consumers will provide nearly half of their electricity needs, surpassing fossil fuels as the biggest supplier to the grid.

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.