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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.

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How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

A new report tries to work out how big a problem wind turbines catching fire is, but there’s little data to work with.

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Fortune 500 companies declare renewables "buyers’ principles”

Fortune 500 companies declare renewables “buyers’ principles”

WWF released a set of principles signed by leading Fortune 500 companies that frame the challenges and needs they face as large renewable energy buyers.

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Solar, wind to beat coal on costs in China, India by 2020

Solar, wind to beat coal on costs in China, India by 2020

Australia’s biggest coal customers are expected to turn away from fossil fuels because solar and wind energy will provide a cheaper option within 5 years. While Australia looks to stop renewables, India and China are looking at renewable shares of up to 45%.

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New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

New report outlines ‘pathways’ to cut cO2 emissions

UN sponsored report says emissions will have to be curbed sharply to keep warming above “safe” levels. They have an ingenious plan.

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UNSW students take on electric car range world record

UNSW students take on electric car range world record

A team comprising of 60 students will challenge a world record this month to prove their electric car is fit for the driving public.