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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.

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Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

Australian renewables investment bucks global trend to grow 49% in 2016

After two disastrous years, investment in large scale renewable energy finally rebounded in Australia in 2016, and actually went against the global trend with a 50 per cent increase.

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Offshore wind costs fall 22% in six months as EU auctions drive competition

Offshore wind costs fall 22% in six months as EU auctions drive competition

BNEF report says offshore wind LCOE has fallen to a benchmark estimate of $126/MWh on the back of auction programs in Netherlands, Denmark.

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Global clean energy investment slumps 43% in Q3, year-on-year

Global clean energy investment slumps 43% in Q3, year-on-year

After a record year in 2015, BNEF says “worryingly low” clean energy investment in Q3 2016 somewhere between a ‘flash crash’ blip, and ‘new normal’.

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BNEF says broken gas market main offender in SA energy "crisis"

BNEF says broken gas market main offender in SA energy “crisis”

BNEF report says poorly functioning gas market main cause of SA power price spike, blaming renewables “erroneous and simplistic.”

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Australia's big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s big energy switch: from coal and gas to wind and solar

Australia’s electricity mix to shift rapidly from coal and gas to wind and solar, predicts Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Households play a critical role, but the key to their scenario may be the success of the current renewable energy target.