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Tag: "renewables"

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How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it's too late

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late

There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.

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Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

Queensland election: Energy numbers say no to new coal

I hate to break the news, but north Queensland will not be getting a new coal fired power station if the LNP are elected on Saturday.

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First turbine erected at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

First turbine erected at Mount Emerald Wind Farm

Ratch Australia Corporation announced the completion of the first wind turbine at the Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Walkamin today after the three 16 tonne blades, each 57m long, were positioned in place atop a 90-metre tower.

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Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

Plunging cost of solar means peak coal looms in India

New modelling predicts India is within a decade of peak coal demand for the power sector. This is sooner than anyone has predicted.

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Coughing up for coal-fired power

Coughing up for coal-fired power

If Australian tax payers are made to cough up for a new coal plant in north Queensland, locals will also be coughing up – literally.

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Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain: The high cost of political interference in power markets

Spain is the latest example of governments intervening in power markets to prop up gas, coal and nuclear power, including capacity and “grid reliability” payments.

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Conservatives attack storage report as "eco-evangelism", Finkel responds

Conservatives attack storage report as “eco-evangelism”, Finkel responds

Conservatives says new report on battery storage is just “eco-evangelism”. This is what chief scientist Alan Finkel said in response.

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Hunter Valley biofuel facility to advance ethanol production

Hunter Valley biofuel facility to advance ethanol production

As part of a $48 million project, Ethtec aims to construct a $30 million purpose built pilot-scale facility based in the Hunter Valley in New South Wales.

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New Tesla roadster will be the fastest production car ever

New Tesla roadster will be the fastest production car ever

If the Corvette is the halo car for Chevrolet and General Motors, the new Roadster will be the halo car for Tesla.

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Energy Renaissance appoints industry powerhouse in preparation for its 1GWh factory

Energy Renaissance appoints industry powerhouse in preparation for its 1GWh factory

It’s been a busy year for start up energy pioneer Energy Renaissance and it’s latest appointment makes it clear things are ramping up. This week sees former head of UGL’s national power business Mr. Mark Chilcote formally join as Managing Director.

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Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

A new coal generator in north Queensland would likely burn up to 79 per cent of its asset base – at the cost to Queensland taxpayers.