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Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Four charts show that in the global race to build new energy capacity, wind is fast, solar is faster, and batteries will be faster again. Meanwhile, coal power…

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Why renewables will be cheaper than coal: Here are the numbers

Why renewables will be cheaper than coal: Here are the numbers

The price of new-build renewable energy is expected to fall significantly relative to new-build coal energy in coming years.

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Wind and solar produce three times more energy than IEA admits

Wind and solar produce three times more energy than IEA admits

The IEA energy statistics underestimates the role of wind and solar in the world’s energy mix – by a factor of three. Here’s why.

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6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

IMF says subsidies to global fossil fuel industry reached $A6.7 trillion in 2015 – or $A18 billion a day, or $A12 million a minute.

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Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have underwritten attacks on climate science, have launched a series of videos attacking electric vehicles.

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South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami just made a huge rooftop solar decision

South Miami this week became the first city outside of California to require all new homes to install solar panels on their roofs.

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Energy Locals calls out 'gen-tailers' for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals calls out ‘gen-tailers’ for driving up prices, hurting customers

Energy Locals becomes second market player in week to hit out at fossil fuel generators for “deliberately” driving up electricity bills.

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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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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.

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Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood exits, taking with it myth of cheap fossil fuels

Hazelwood closure is most potent symbol of an energy market that has failed consumers. The future is localised generation, and faster, cleaner, cheaper power. The incumbents need to learn to adapt, and so do the politicians.