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Tag: "renewables"

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Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

Trump files notice to withdraw from Paris deal, plans instead to promote fossil fuels

The notice has no legal weight and does not begin the process of departure from the landmark climate agreement.

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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.

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Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

Solarcentury and IKEA launch residential home battery in UK

The new product, available to U.K. online customers, will retail from £3,000 for a standalone battery, or from £6,925 for the solar panel-plus-battery package.

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The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The things some utilities will do to stop solar

The FBI is investigating an Arizona power company for its role in the election of utility-friendly and anti-solar regulators.

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Once bitten, twice shy: Sri Lanka dumps new coal plans

Once bitten, twice shy: Sri Lanka dumps new coal plans

In a dramatic U-turn, Sri Lanka’s energy regulator has approved a new long-term electricity supply plan that rejects the construction of any new coal plants between now and 2037.

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Will solar powered cars ever be real?

Will solar powered cars ever be real?

The Sunswift team has designed and built Eve to be registered as a road legal sports car, representing a shift in solar powered transport from conceptual to commercial vehicle standards.

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Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

Politically charged: do you know where your batteries come from?

People are excited about batteries are forgetting one important issue: the raw materials needed to build this technology – where they come from and their environmental cost.

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Electric vehicles for Australia: Not if, but how and when

Electric vehicles for Australia: Not if, but how and when

Beyond Zero Emissions (BZE) says that with a concerted effort, the Australian car fleet could consist solely of electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025.

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Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

Digging for carbon cuts: How the mining industry can win with renewables

An unprecedented drop in renewable energy prices, the high energy intensity of mining, and the volatility of fossil fuel pricing have combined to create a groundbreaking opportunity for decarbonizing the mining industry.

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Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

The economics are now increasingly in favour of partial grid defection. You’re a fool if you don’t have rooftop solar PV and you could.

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The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

The trials, tribulations and absolute joys of electric motorcycling

It’s been almost 5 years since I swapped from a petrol engined motorcycle to an all electric Zero. Since then I’ve travelled 32,767km at an average cost of 1.5c per km.