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Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

As Scottish voters decide whether their country should remain part of the UK, what difference will the vote make to the energy future of these isles?

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Rooftop solar: Grid parity coming in more than half of US states

Rooftop solar: Grid parity coming in more than half of US states

For more than 120 years, homes and businesses have been buying electricity. Now rooftop solar is changing the way hundreds of thousands of homeowners get energy.

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Scientists are using your smoking habit to make renewable energy

Scientists are using your smoking habit to make renewable energy

To help break the world’s addiction to fossil fuels, scientists are channeling another harmful addiction: smoking cigarettes.

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Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona: Spain’s city of the sun

Barcelona is famous for Gaudí’s architecture and a world-class Picasso museum, but it should also be known for its commitment to sustainability, and solar.

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Sowing confusion about renewable energy

Sowing confusion about renewable energy

Readers of The Economist may have been surprised for good reason to read that solar and wind are “the most expen­sive way of reducing green­house-gas emissions.

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How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

The RET review is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet there are still conflicts over the impacts it has over electricity costs.

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More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

More efficient, durable solar cells are possible thanks to glass

Self-cooling, longer lasting and more efficient solar cells are within reach simply by adding a thin layer of glass.

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Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.

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Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.

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Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Continued measures and support for solar power will help mitigate climate-related forces which leave energy supplies vulnerable to unpredictable disasters.

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What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

What does solar energy mean to Germany’s big utilities?

Renewable sector is flexing its muscles in Germany, with solar production up 28% and wind up 19% during the first half of 2014.