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Why Australia is starting to rethink the role of natural gas in its energy future

Why Australia is starting to rethink the role of natural gas in its energy future

A major questioning and rethinking of the role for natural gas in Australia’s 21st century energy mix is under way.

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Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Clean energy future put at risk by gambling with natural gas

Dramatically expanding our use of natural gas to generate electricity is an ill-advised gamble that poses complex economic, public health, and climate risks.

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US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

US solar generation doubled in 2014, renewable output grew 11%

And that’s not counting rooftop solar or distributed renewables.

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Power sector CO2 emissions sensitive to policy changes and natural gas supply

Policies to reduce CO2 emissions could result in less consumption of coal in favour of natural gas.

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Interview Fatih Birol, IEA: “Gradual change will not save us”

Interview Fatih Birol, IEA: “Gradual change will not save us”

The IEA’s renowned Chief Economist Fatih Birol notes that governments in particular have to take action to actively transform energy supply and end use.

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Cost gap between renewables and gas is closing in US

Cost gap between renewables and gas is closing in US

Wind’s levelized cost of energy is catching up to gas in the US, and solar is only a step behind.

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RWE: 'We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future'

RWE: ‘We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future’

Head of coal and nuclear giant RWE says his dream is to put “solar panels on your roof, a battery in your shed, and a heat pump in your cellar.”

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Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

Unique models offer glimpse of New England’s microgrid future

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, different states are following different paths to community energy resiliency.

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Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

Five reasons solar’s big win over gas is just the beginning

If solar trumps gas for peaking power in Minnesota, what reason would there be to build new natural gas peaking capacity anywhere in the country?

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GE puts $1.4bn into natural-gas-fired distributed power

GE puts $1.4bn into natural-gas-fired distributed power

General Electric announces $1.4 billion, four-year plan to push into a new natural gas frontier: distributed power.