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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam scraps nuclear power plans as costs double

Vietnam parliament votes to scrap plans to build 4GW of nuclear power, citing declining electricity demand and a doubling in the cost of the two plants to $US18 billion.

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Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

Why the future belongs to decentralised renewables

China and to some extent India are emerging as the principal practitioners of an alternative vision of energy growth.

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SA nuclear waste dump proposal should be "laughed out of town"

SA nuclear waste dump proposal should be “laughed out of town”

TAI report says suggestion that nuclear waste dump in South Australia would deliver $51bn windfall is fanciful.

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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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Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

Renewables: does the IEA continue to underestimate them?

In a new market report on renewable energy, the IEA notes that renewables will represent “the largest single source of electricity growth over the next 5 years.

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Turnbull appoints a nuclear fan to head energy policy

Turnbull appoints a nuclear fan to head energy policy

Malcolm Turnbull’s new energy minister is a big fan of nuclear energy, although he hasn’t said much about it since Fukushima. Josh Frydenberg is said to be a “big picture” man, and Australia needs an energy vision. But there is still no clarity around CEFC and ARENA.

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Head of UK's National Grid says "idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Head of UK’s National Grid says “idea of large power stations for baseload is outdated”

Steve Holliday, CEO of National Grid, believes the idea of large coal-fired or nuclear power stations to be used for baseload power is “outdated”.

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Danish offshore wind: half the cost of new nuclear in UK

Danish offshore wind: half the cost of new nuclear in UK

Danish offshore wind now costs roughly half of what the new nuclear plant at Hinkley in the UK will cost.

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New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

New Vattenfall CEO: “What is true for E.On, pretty much true for us”

Vattenfall’s CEO Magnus Hall likens the selling of its lignite operations in Germany to E.On’s recent decision to dump centralised fossil fuel generation.

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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.