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The death of “alternative energy”

The death of “alternative energy”

Once, alternative energy meant “clean coal” and “fracking.” Today, renewables have left those “alternatives” for dead, and not even Trump can save them.

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Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump's grid study

Coal, nuclear and renewable bombshells from Trump’s grid study

US energy department debunks Trump attack on renewables, shows ageing fleet of coal and nuclear plants not economic to operate anymore.

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National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.

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Game changer: Cheap renewables are causing rethink on markets

Game changer: Cheap renewables are causing rethink on markets

Fossil fuels once had little to fear from renewable energy, but that’s no longer the case.

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South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia machine turns waste plastic into energy

South Australia company develops systems to use anaerobic digestion technology to turn waste plastics into energy and fertiliser.

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Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

Electric cars becoming popular as the grid gets greener

With the rising number of plug-in models available in the U.S., many at increasingly affordable prices, the climate benefits of electric cars are growing.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

New Mexico’s largest electricity provider proposes going 100% coal-free

US utility that’s been powering its customers with coal for half a century has decided the best version of its future self is entirely coal-free.

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Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry targets wind, solar after overseeing renewables explosion in Texas

Rick Perry’s request for the DOE to investigate how federal subsidies boost one form of energy at the expense of baseload generation was clearly meant as a swipe at wind and solar energy resources.

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Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Electricity’s carbon footprint in U.S. post record falls over two years

Carbon emissions from energy use by Americans fell 1.7 percent last year, part of a decade-long slide in the carbon footprint of energy in the U.S.

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New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

New technologies shrink wastewater’s carbon footprint

Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. But a number of new technologies are promising to change this.