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How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

How the fossil fuel industry has screwed energy consumers

Because of the lack of competition that could have been introduced if RET policy was held steady, fossil fuel generators can use their market power to artificially inflate prices, and somehow convince media and politicians that it is all the fault of wind and solar.

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

Trump budget eviscerates climate and clean energy programs

The Budget Blueprint would cut more than 50 programs from the EPA, including Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

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Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

Wholesale price rises whodunit: Gas or renewables?

What drove Victoria’s wholesale electricity market prices up 46% in 2016? We put the screws on the historical data to find out.

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

Biggest risk to grid security is coal, gas settings, not wind or solar

New study suggests biggest threat to Australia’s energy security comes not from wind and solar, but from the control settings of coal and gas plants. It’s a revelation that should turn the debate around renewables vs fossil on its head.

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CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

CEFC plans to repeat solar success in battery storage

Jillian Broadbent says backing large-scale energy storage a key focus for CEFC in 2017 in a high renewable grid. No mention of clean coal.

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Malcolm Turnbull's Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s Trumpian disregard for energy facts

Malcolm Turnbull’s bizarre energy policy campaign against renewables – and in favour of coal – has reached Trumpian levels of false claims, fake news, paranoia and misleading comments. Is there any hope it will change course?

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.