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Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia's energy future

Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia’s energy future

Australia’s electricity grid looks likely to progress more systematically to a cleaner more secure future thanks to Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel. Here’s why…

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Nothing fickle about Finkel

Nothing fickle about Finkel

In the wash up of this week’s COAG Energy meeting, there’s a real risk the importance of the Finkel Review will be lost.

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Finkel: SA wind farm "faults" known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel: SA wind farm “faults” known, solved in Europe 10 years ago

Finkel review says wind farms settings cited in reports on South Australia blackout were resolved in Europe a decade ago. So why not Australia?

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Energy storage one of Australia's "big opportunities:" Finkel

Energy storage one of Australia’s “big opportunities:” Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist says battery and energy storage a “tremendous” innovation opportunity – and a primary focus for Commonwealth Science Council.

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What we're reading: Google's driverless car involved in bingle

What we’re reading: Google’s driverless car involved in bingle

Google’s driver-less car hits a bus; Australia’s chief scientist dreams of “vast arrays” of solar panel and a zero-emissions grid; the CEFC may finally be “safe”, and Spain reaches 54.6% renewables.

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Australia's new Chief Scientist speaks on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM

Australia’s new Chief Scientist speaks on techno-optimism, renewable energy and encouraging STEM

Dr Finkel on his views on topics ranging from “techno-optimism” to renewable energy to encouraging young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Australia's new chief scientist: renewables loving, EV driving, nuclear fan

Australia’s new chief scientist: renewables loving, EV driving, nuclear fan

Australia’s new chief scientist is a big fan of renewable energy, drives a Nissan Leaf electric car, and supports nuclear. But he also says Australia can “do it” with wind, solar and storage.