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Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

Google plans to be 100 per cent renewable next year

From next year Google will purchase 100 per cent of the energy it uses from renewable sources, mostly wind and solar. Because it is cheaper.

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Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump as president will be little different to Abbott (or Turnbull) as PM

Trump’s position on clean energy and climate change is little different to that of Tony Abbott’s, whose policies have been unchanged by Malcolm Turnbull. But Trump’s success has unleashed a new push from the lunar right that will make any progress incredibly hard to achieve.

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Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

Battery-charged disruption risks leaving fossil industry – and Australia – in its dust

The Turnbull government’s strategy of letting technology push come to policy shove is putting key Australian industries at risk, according to a new report which says battery storage could displace traditional energy players “far more rapidly than anticipated.”

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Australian industry finally sees potential in wind and solar

Australian industry finally sees potential in wind and solar

Australia’s debate about energy costs has been framed around reports that are either ignorant or deliberately pessimistic about the cost of renewable energy alternatives. But a whole series of events is now causing industry to think differently.

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Energy storage one of Australia's "big opportunities:" Finkel

Energy storage one of Australia’s “big opportunities:” Finkel

Australia’s chief scientist says battery and energy storage a “tremendous” innovation opportunity – and a primary focus for Commonwealth Science Council.

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Deutsche Bank sees South Australia at 95% renewables by 2025

Deutsche Bank sees South Australia at 95% renewables by 2025

Deutsche Bank predict the state of South Australia could easily beat its aspirational target of 50 per cent renewables by 2025.

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ANU to map pumped hydro storage potential to back wind and solar

ANU to map pumped hydro storage potential to back wind and solar

ARENA-backed ANU study to map Australia’s potential for pumped hydro energy storage – a cheap and proven way to integrate large-scale renewables.

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Australia in reverse, again, on renewables investment appeal

Australia in reverse, again, on renewables investment appeal

Australia falls to 11th place on EY Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index, just months after cracking the Top 10.

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Renewable energy: the power is back in our hands

Renewable energy: the power is back in our hands

The debate around renewable energy is becoming mainstream as Australians grapple with issues such as large-scale power outages and the rising cost of domestic power.

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Origin chief sides with Coalition, takes swipe at state renewable targets

Origin chief sides with Coalition, takes swipe at state renewable targets

Grant King takes parting shot at state-based renewable energy targets at Origin Energy AGM, repeating Coalition line that they make transition harder, more expensive.

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Trustpower hits pause on renewables spin-off after SA blackout

Trustpower hits pause on renewables spin-off after SA blackout

Trustpower’s faith in Australian renewables shaken again, as NZ utility delays demerger plans in wake of SA power system failure.