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China connects 13.5GW of solar PV - in a single month

China connects 13.5GW of solar PV – in a single month

China installed 13.5GW of solar in a single month, and is expected to easily beat its 2020 target. It may have already.

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Know your NEM: Prices fall, but say goodbye to the good old days

Know your NEM: Prices fall, but say goodbye to the good old days

There will be a cost to decarbonise the economy, its’ just a lot less than the cost of not decarbonising. Generation prices will stay high, network prices will be sticky, and the incentive for “grid defection” is going to continue.

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Ciel & Terre starts construction on world’s largest floating PV plant

Ciel & Terre starts construction on world’s largest floating PV plant

The French floating PV specialist is building a 70 MW solar facility in China’s Anhui province.

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China province powered by renewable energy only for 7 days

China province powered by renewable energy only for 7 days

State Grid Corporation of China is conducting a trial to supply all of Qinghai Province with hydro, wind and solar only for 7 consecutive days

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How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

How much do ultra-supercritical coal plants really reduce air pollution?

It’s not the difference in coal technology that matters most in reducing emissions, but regulation.

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Trump’s exit from Paris climate deal signals end of American Century

Trump’s exit from Paris climate deal signals end of American Century

America’s time as leader of the free world is over. Now we’re the villain, thwarting the global effort to save humanity.

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South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea’s new president likely to curb thermal coal imports

South Korea is Australia’s second biggest customer for thermal coal, but election of Moon Jae-In as president raises doubts about future of coal generation in that country.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Saving coal is like saving Titanic, only harder

Coal’s long term prospects do not look good in the US, or for that matter anywhere else