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Tag: "renewables"

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Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

Abbott’s systematic destruction of solar support in Australia continues

The solar schools and towns program appear to be latest victims of Abbott’s systematic destruction of Australia’s solar opportunity.

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Why conservative governments, media moguls should love "Negawatts"

Why conservative governments, media moguls should love “Negawatts”

Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing massive opportunity to deliver cost savings to consumers.

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The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

The 5 key elements of sustainable transport

A great graph on the carbon intensity of travel – from flights to bicycles. And 5 tips on making transport more sustainable.

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RWE: 'We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future'

RWE: ‘We want to be the holistic energy manager of the future’

Head of coal and nuclear giant RWE says his dream is to put “solar panels on your roof, a battery in your shed, and a heat pump in your cellar.”

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Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Can Germany survive the Energiewende?

Efforts to Sustain the Energiewende – an increasingly disordered effort to unshackle industrial society from the chains of fossil fuels – are looking frail.

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Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

Australia’s big fat solar policy failure exposed

A hopelessly ineffective policy that allows retailers to gouge value from consumers at their will is perverse and outrageous.

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E.ON threatens premature closure of nuclear plant

E.ON threatens premature closure of nuclear plant

Germany is continuing to shut down their nuclear plants as they become increasingly unused and unprofitable.

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A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

As wind power takes hold across the world, developers are constantly looking for new ways to make the technology lighter, faster, and more efficient.

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German power myths: Emissions did not rise in 2013

German power myths: Emissions did not rise in 2013

Contrary to widespread belief, CO2 emissions from Germany’s electricity sector did not rise in 2013. They actually fell slightly.

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Energy schadenfreude - what would you have done?

Energy schadenfreude – what would you have done?

Many are enjoying the problems faced by German energy giant RWE. But go back to 2000, would you as chairman have done any different?

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US cap-and-trade system back on track to cut carbon emissions

US cap-and-trade system back on track to cut carbon emissions

Cap-and-trade system in north-east of US back on track and to become crucial part of target to cut carbon emissions by 75% by 2050.