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Hazelwood slammed over plans to convert plant to native wood waste

Hazelwood slammed over plans to convert plant to native wood waste

Owners of Australia’s dirtiest power plant reportedly looking to convert it to co-firing facility to burn native wood waste as well as coal.

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Alan Jones admits he got it wrong on coal and wind energy costs

Alan Jones admits he got it wrong on coal and wind energy costs

Broadcaster Alan Jones said on Q&A that the cost of wind power far outstrips the cost of coal power. He admits he was wrong.

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India's grand solar plans ruin Abbott's coal export strategy

India’s grand solar plans ruin Abbott’s coal export strategy

Deutsche Bank report highlights how dramatic India’s renewable energy revolution will be – and what it will mean for Abbott’s coal plans.

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Australia’s 'Carnival of Coal' – can you feel the love?

Australia’s ‘Carnival of Coal’ – can you feel the love?

Whatever its form, the love for coal in Australia is going to end badly, like all relationships based on fantasy.

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A white elephant proposal for Newcastle coal port

A white elephant proposal for Newcastle coal port

A proposal to build a fourth coal-export terminal in Newcastle, Australia, is about as big a boondoggle in the making as one can imagine.

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Hazelwood owner makes big push into solar energy

Hazelwood owner makes big push into solar energy

Engie, owner of Hazelwood brown coal generator, buys leading solar farm developer, declaring solar to be cleaner than coal and cheaper than nuclear. It says solar is the energy source of the future.

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Bumper week for offshore wind in Europe

Bumper week for offshore wind in Europe

Offshore wind in Europe got a bump last week with two billion-dollar Siemens turbine orders.

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How Abbott reversed energy emissions cuts, boosted coal power

How Abbott reversed energy emissions cuts, boosted coal power

Cedex report shows how downward trajectory in electricity emissions has been reversed under Abbott, with both brown and black coal generation rising.

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King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The 5 stages of grief for coal.

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Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

Solar passes point of no return – in the sky, and on the ground

The flight of Solar Impulse is a tale of sheer inspiration and daring in the clean energy space; why solar households smarter and more mobile than normal energy consumers; and a hollow “victory” for US coal on mercury emissions.

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Google to reuse retired coal power plant for 100% renewable data centre

Google to reuse retired coal power plant for 100% renewable data centre

Google says newest data centre will be 100% renewable energy powered, and be re-using a retired coal power plant.