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Tony Abbott’s war on clean energy - and business people who speak out

Tony Abbott’s war on clean energy – and business people who speak out

Former NAB chief laments ‘reckless’ policies of Abbott govt, says business leaders afraid to speak out for fear of retribution.

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Around the world, nuclear can’t compete with growing renewables

Around the world, nuclear can’t compete with growing renewables

No matter which aspect of the nuclear industry is assessed, the picture isn’t pretty. Even China is investing 9 times more money in renewables.

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States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

States cut power plant emissions ahead of new EPA rule

Obama’s climate ultimatum to states: Control carbon dioxide emissions from electric power plants or the federal government will do it for you.

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If Abbott loved renewable energy he would press green buttons, not red

If Abbott loved renewable energy he would press green buttons, not red

Abbott labelled “No 1 public enemy” of renewable energy after Coalition about face on CEFC.

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Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii, Vermont set ambitious examples for renewables

Hawaii and Vermont both pass laws that put in place the nation’s most ambitious renewable energy goals.

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A closer look at China's new climate plan

A closer look at China’s new climate plan

China’s climate commitment will require it to deploy 800 to 1,000 gigawatts in non-fossil capacity, close to the United States’ total current electricity capacity.

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The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

The US, Brazil and China all set major climate goals

3 of the world’s top greenhouse gas emitters — all released major commitments to reduce or at least slow their greenhouse gas emissions.

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How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

Are renewables pushing up the cost of electricity? That’s the claim made by Alan Moran in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review this week.

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Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Block Island turns to offshore wind to curtail soaring diesel costs

Located just 13 miles off the coast of Rhode Island, Block Island (pop. ~1,000) will soon be home to the first offshore wind farm in the United States.

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The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

The Pope is an energy wonk. Engineers agree with his assessment

Beyond the churches, the Pope’s teachings are supported by the most comprehensive engineering analyses of the U.S. power grid.

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Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Record year for renewables in 2014 driven by supportive policy: report

Renewables Global Status report says 2014 a record breaking year, where growing number of national and state renewable energy support policies drove the addition of around 135GW of new capacity. No thanks to Australia.