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Investors pour $1.5bn into Australian solar and wind energy in Q2

Investors pour $1.5bn into Australian solar and wind energy in Q2

Investment in wind and solar energy in Australia jumped 77 per cent, year-on-year, as part of a major global recovery, says BNEF.

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Solar and wind tipping points: One down and one to go

Solar and wind tipping points: One down and one to go

There is no question now that solar and wind will dominate the future of electricity. The question is how fast.

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Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

Investing trillions in electricity’s sunny future

NNEF has just published its fourth annual New Energy Outlook with electricity’s future looking sunny — and windy, too — to the tune of trillions of dollars of new investment.

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Leading the charge: Battery storage to jump-start clean energy transition

Leading the charge: Battery storage to jump-start clean energy transition

Battery storage is set to jump-start the clean energy transition while at the same time disrupting the traditional utility business model.

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Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

BNEF says grid-based battery storage already very much in the money in Australia. It is a stunning cost fall that has caused AGL to reassess the future and join the CSIRO and the network owners in talking about 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios by 2030.

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Backing new coal power like "defibrillating a corpse"

Backing new coal power like “defibrillating a corpse”

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Amory Lovins says attempts to reboot coal and nuclear power like defibrillating a corpse: “it will jump but won’t revive.”

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Tesla, Mexican solar PV the stars of Q1 clean energy investment

Tesla, Mexican solar PV the stars of Q1 clean energy investment

A 754MW solar PV plant in Villanueva and Tesla’s stockmarket manoeuvres help drive a “tepid” Q1 of clean energy investment, says BNEF.

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"Clean coal" most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

“Clean coal” most expensive new power supply, says BNEF (and not all that clean)

BNEF report latest to debunk Coalition clean coal plans, finding it to be super expensive, and not very clean (unless you add CCS, and then its ultra-super expensive). As for Turnbull’s argument that our grid needs more baseload…

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Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

The inevitable has apparently happened; utility-scale solar-generated power appears to be cheaper than wind – and both are cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power.

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Shift to "base-cost" renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Shift to “base-cost” renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Old energy rules were all about locking in cheap base-load power, and supplementing it with more expensive capacity, generally gas, to meet the peaks. The new way is about putting in super-cheap, “base-cost” renewable power at the heart of the world’s grids.

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Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

The strong growth in large scale renewable project financing in Australia could be just the beginning of major wave of investment, and points to RET being met by 2020.