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Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

Renewables will give more people access to electricity than coal, says IEA

IEA says coal will be used to provide access to electricity to just 16% of those without electricity now, while renewables will account for at least 60%.

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IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022

IEA: Renewable electricity set to grow 40% globally by 2022

The world’s renewable electricity capacity is set to rise sharply over the next five years, the IEA says, expanding 43% on today’s levels.

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Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails "age of solar"

Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails “age of solar”

Saudi solar tender attracts stunning low bid of $US17.9/MWh, as even the conservative IEA hails a “new era of solar.” And while Australia currently enjoys an investment boom, a new report by Climate Council says “politics” is the only major barrier to a high penetration renewable grid.

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Policy uncertainty is blocking investment in low carbon assets

Policy uncertainty is blocking investment in low carbon assets

Australian institutional investors have a strong appetite for low carbon assets, but policy uncertainty and a lack of scalable deals are major barriers.

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Australia solar market heads for 12GW by 2020

Australia solar market heads for 12GW by 2020

Australia’s installed solar PV capacity set to double in three years, according to latest APVI data, as the big solar market gears back up.

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In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy

Imagine a future in which every one of Australia’s 537 local government areas, achieve net zero greenhouse emissions. It might sound like a pipe dream, but it could be closer than you think.

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Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Clean energy spending hits 43% share of total supply investment

Global spending on energy fall by 12% overall in 2016 but clean energy spending is on the up.

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Business, investors still ignoring 1.5°C climate target

Business, investors still ignoring 1.5°C climate target

Many in financial and corporates sectors remain unaware of importance of 1.5°C target, or can’t gauge its relevance and apply it to business and investment.

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IEA climate scenarios make mockery of Australia's defence of Adani coal

IEA climate scenarios make mockery of Australia’s defence of Adani coal

International Energy Agency says, at current rate, unabated coal generation would have to stop within 14 years, undermining claims Adani coal mine is a climate win. IEA also says low emissions target must be set at a fraction of that contemplated by Canberra.

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Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

Our power grid is crying out for capacity, but should we open the gas valves?

With high gas prices partly to blame for the electricity blackouts that hit SA this month, and gas-fired generators caught short in NSW two days later, there are calls for Australia’s onshore gas to flow much more freely.

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IEA makes mockery of Turnbull's renewable energy scare campaign

IEA makes mockery of Turnbull’s renewable energy scare campaign

IEA makes mockery of Turnbull government’s renewable energy scare campaigns, saying that 60% of world’s electricity will come from renewable energy if climate targets are to be met.