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Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Does rapid renewables expansion necessarily mean higher electricity prices?

Grattan Institute’s latest report suggest rapid expansion of renewable capacity means higher electricity prices. But is that true?

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Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Kangaroo Island’s choice: a new cable to the mainland, or renewables

Choosing renewables means negotiating a series of technical and regulatory issues at a scale never before attempted in Australia. But if anyone can do it…

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ARENA is down – but not out

ARENA is down – but not out

That both sides of politics came so close to gutting ARENA is of major concern, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on our priorities.

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Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

Myth of gas; has South Australia capitulated to fossil fuels?

South Australia has been a leader in climate and renewables. Will it sacrifice its clean and progressive image on the altar of expediency?

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Garbage in, garbage out: Why the CCA got it so wrong

Garbage in, garbage out: Why the CCA got it so wrong

Australian climate policy is being framed on the basis that the country should proceed as slowly as it possibly can – a course that is being justified by technology cost estimates heavily tilted against solar. No wonder the CCA is so confused.

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What do electric car drivers regret most about leaving petrol behind?

What do electric car drivers regret most about leaving petrol behind?

Amid all the talk about how much everyone loves driving their electric cars, is anyone saying what EV drivers miss most about petrol cars?

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Energy efficiency prices fall as commercial lighting booms

Energy efficiency prices fall as commercial lighting booms

The success of commercial lighting continued to weigh heavily on energy efficiency prices in Victoria, while audit delays causes prices to rise in NSW.

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New Tesla model S jets to 60mph in 2.65 seconds. But why?

New Tesla model S jets to 60mph in 2.65 seconds. But why?

Rumour has it Tesla has started installing its new 100kWh EV battery without telling anyone. But is that behind the change in performance?

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France gets a step closer to solar roads

France gets a step closer to solar roads

French energy minister Ségolène Royal has inaugurated a manufacturing plant that will produce the so-called “Wattway” paving, made of solar PV.

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Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

Artificial leaf turns CO2 emissions into fuel

What if humans could invent a leaf-like solar cell that could turn carbon dioxide pollution from the atmosphere into fuel for electric power plants?

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Danish university develops tungsten-based technique to capture broader solar wavelength

Danish university develops tungsten-based technique to capture broader solar wavelength

Technique developed at Aalborg University creates a component resistant to high temperatures and able to capture broader spectrum of solar irradiation.