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Europe's biggest solar farm opens in France, cheaper than nuclear

Europe’s biggest solar farm opens in France, cheaper than nuclear

Europe’s largest solar PV installation, Neoen’s 300MW Cestas plant near Bordeaux, is producing solar energy cheaper than new nuclear plants.

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Nuclear priced out of Australia's future energy equation in new report

Nuclear priced out of Australia’s future energy equation in new report

Australia’s official economic forecaster has finally admitted nuclear energy will likely play no role in a decarbonised grid based around lowest costs.

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UK to phase out all coal plants by 2025, but snubs wind and solar

UK to phase out all coal plants by 2025, but snubs wind and solar

All British coal power plants will be taken offline by 2025, but the 28% power gap they leave behind will mostly be filled by gas and nuclear.

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Wind and solar beating conventional fuels on costs - Lazard

Wind and solar beating conventional fuels on costs – Lazard

New cost analysis from US investment bank Lazard show wind and solar generation far cheaper than conventional technologies such as coal, gas and nuclear, and delivering much cheaper carbon abatement.

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Wasting Australia's future on nuclear fantasies

Wasting Australia’s future on nuclear fantasies

Speculation that the federal Coalition government might be softening up Australians for the introduction of nuclear power is likely misplaced.

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Why rooftop solar will be the new base-load power for consumers

Why rooftop solar will be the new base-load power for consumers

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of using large coal-fired or nuclear power stations for baseload power is outdated.

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The Hinkley Point C boondoggle: a dangerous waste of money

The Hinkley Point C boondoggle: a dangerous waste of money

UK Government’s pursuit of new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point C not just a colossal waste of money, but could also be real danger to national security.

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Australia's new chief scientist: renewables loving, EV driving, nuclear fan

Australia’s new chief scientist: renewables loving, EV driving, nuclear fan

Australia’s new chief scientist is a big fan of renewable energy, drives a Nissan Leaf electric car, and supports nuclear. But he also says Australia can “do it” with wind, solar and storage.

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All at sea: making sense of the UK's muddled nuclear policy

All at sea: making sense of the UK’s muddled nuclear policy

For anyone who cares about democracy – whatever their views on nuclear power or nuclear weapons – now is the moment to ask some searching questions about what nuclear policy is doing to British politics.

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UK kills wind and solar support as it seeks to reboot nuclear

UK kills wind and solar support as it seeks to reboot nuclear

The Tory government in the UK has signed a deal to build the world’s most expensive power plant, which even nuclear boosters say could be a massive white elephant. At the same time, it is winding back subsidies for wind and solar. Many in Australia wish to do the same thing.

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The mysterious French nuclear phaseout plan

The mysterious French nuclear phaseout plan

France’s plan to reduce the share in nuclear from 75 to 50% of power supply is as unlikely as German automotive firms producing clean cars.