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Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Energy minister right on renewables and climate, wrong on gas

Josh Frydenberg’s apparent shift in thinking on renewables is welcome, but his call to end moratoriums on unconventional gas is profoundly out of step.

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Online renewables mapping upgrade highlights importance of battery storage

Online renewables mapping upgrade highlights importance of battery storage

Online renewables mapping tool gets major ARENA-funded upgrade, including addition of new maps highlighting areas of network constraint, best suited to battery storage and demand management.

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Washington DC boosts renewables target to 50% by 2032

Washington DC boosts renewables target to 50% by 2032

America’s capital now has its 5th most aggressive renewables policy, including plan to install solar PV on 100,000 low-income homes.

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Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating "obscene price spikes"

Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating “obscene price spikes”

The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.

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Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany confirms end to renewable energy feed-in tariffs

Germany approves plan to end renewable energy feed-in tariffs in favor of competitive auctions and clear volumes for wind energy development.

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Will Turnbull's Coalition stand up to Australia's energy oligopoly?

Will Turnbull’s Coalition stand up to Australia’s energy oligopoly?

The era of cheap fossil fuel power in Australia is dead and buried. And unless the Coalition has the stomach to take on Australia’s energy oligopoly, the country’s chances of having a cheap renewable energy system will also be diminished.

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Australia wind energy industry turns a corner - thanks to states

Australia wind energy industry turns a corner – thanks to states

A flurry of new contracts from state and territory governments has brought the Australian wind industry back to life. Fast growing French developer Neoen says it is a “great place” to invest, and today switched on the 100MW Hornsdale wind farm.

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UK's National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

UK’s National Grid sees major boost for solar, electric vehicles and batteries

The UK could adopt solar, electric vehicles and batteries much faster than expected just a year ago, according to the National Grid.

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Will Australia's Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

Will Australia’s Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?

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US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

The US, Mexico and Canada to collectively generate 50% of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025.

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WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it's cheaper

WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it’s cheaper

WA power utility Horizon is leading a big switch from centralised fossil fuel generation to local generation. The economics of past supply models are no longer competitive with current and future technology choices.