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Shift to "base-cost" renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Shift to “base-cost” renewables: 10 predictions for 2017

Old energy rules were all about locking in cheap base-load power, and supplementing it with more expensive capacity, generally gas, to meet the peaks. The new way is about putting in super-cheap, “base-cost” renewable power at the heart of the world’s grids.

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Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Jumping electricity prices – It’s a gas, gas gas

Spot electricity prices have gone through the stratosphere this summer, particularly in Queensland where average prices have been more than double of renewable energy leader South Australia.

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Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

Blockchain + Energy… why all the fuss?

It feels like every other day there’s at least one new article touting blockchain as “the next big thing in energy.” But the blockchain is a bit of an esoteric concept to most of us. So, what is it?

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Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Investors profit from industries of the future as cleantechs beat main index

Over the last 12 months, the Australian CleanTech Index recorded a gain of 30.4%, miles ahead of the mainstream index.

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REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

REC launches new 295Wp TwinPeak 2 Series solar module

Singapore-based PV manufacturer REC has launched the latest version of its TwinPeak solar module. The 60-cell multicrystalline module can deliver up to 295Wp.

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China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China suspends 104 planned coal power plants

China’s National Energy Administration announced that 104 planned and under-construction coal power projects have been suspended.

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German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German battery storage company Senec launches products in Australia

German company Senec-IES has begun shipping its battery storage units to the fast-growing Australian storage market, with 2,000 units to be supplied in the first six months of 2017.

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Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

Wind, solar investment surge “the start of bigger things to come”

The strong growth in large scale renewable project financing in Australia could be just the beginning of major wave of investment, and points to RET being met by 2020.

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Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

Australia rooftop solar market recovers late in 2016, but falls short of target

The Australian rooftop solar market made a strong recovery late in 2016 to slightly beat the 2015 figure, and the early indications look for for the new year.

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Renewable energy production stagnates in Germany in 2016

Renewable energy production stagnates in Germany in 2016

There were only minor changes in the share of renewables in Germany last year. The most surprising being the change in natural gas..

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New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York aims to replace nuclear power with clean energy

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo promises declining carbon emissions even as the state closes the Indian Point nuclear power plant.