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Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

Solar thermal, energy storage, biofuels, wave energy head $17m ARENA R&D funding

ARENA has announced a group of nine new cutting edge research and development projects to be supported by its latest funding round, including industrial solar thermal systems and sodium-based battery storage.

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Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

A group of eight banks and investors pledged $US7 billion last week, joining Bank of America’s initiative that plans to raise at least $10 billion for investments in clean energy and sustainable development.

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Australia's first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Australia’s first fossil fuel free stock exchange index launched

Low-carbon investment made easy with launch of Australia’s first Fossil Free Index, alongside Australia Sustainable Leaders Index.

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Solar stocks: First Solar shines, SolarCity slumps

Solar stocks: First Solar shines, SolarCity slumps

Another bumpy ride for solar investors, as First Solar and SunPower shine, while market darling Solar City fails to meet expectations.

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Investment project could point way to renewables for global poor

Investment project could point way to renewables for global poor

A new investment project is looking to provide $1m-$5m to get renewable projects over the financing hump in the North Africa and Middle East region.

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Business vs business: The real climate battle begins

Business vs business: The real climate battle begins

In a fight between corporate responsibility and companies fighting for economic existence, the latter will always triumph. That’s why the current shift in the climate debate – from ‘environment vs business’ to ‘business vs business’ – could have a revolutionary impact on global policy and investment decisions.

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Mixed Greens: Climate seen as major threat by fund managers

Mixed Greens: Climate seen as major threat by fund managers

Survey of fund managers finds majority wary of climate risk; Swiss lift carbon tax; NSW LED lighting plan; PacHydro wind noise fix.

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ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

ARENA reveals new focus on hybrid renewable power plants

The agency’s second investment plan reveals a new focus on creating ‘hybrid’ renewable-fossil fuel plants, and on grid integration.

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Norway fund, US church cut exposure to fossil fuel investments

Norway fund, US church cut exposure to fossil fuel investments

Norway’s Storebrand cuts 13 coal and 6 oil sands companies, while America’s United Church of Christ votes to divest from fossil fuels over 5 years.

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CEFC boosting investor interest in Australian renewables: report

Report says Australia’s top-five position on renewables attractiveness index boosted by appeal of Clean Energy Finance Corp, cheap wind.

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Budget: Stronger and smarter? Or weaker and dumber?

Budget: Stronger and smarter? Or weaker and dumber?

Cuts to clean coal and renewables funds, carbon price forecast redrawn, but manufacturers to benefit from boosted clean technology funding.