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Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Politics be damned – consumers jump aboard the energy revolution

Australian energy politics might have reached peak stupid, but Australia’s energy revolution – led by innovators and incumbents alike, all focused on delivering smarter, cheaper power – is just hitting its stride. And consumers are getting into it.

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UTS moves to fully offset energy use of new buildings

UTS moves to fully offset energy use of new buildings

The large-scale renewable energy PPA RFP is part of UTS’s continued commitment to the sustainability of its operations, which includes rooftop solar PV installations on several campus buildings and energy efficiency measures.

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Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Why every Australian town should have its own wind or solar farm

Imagining an Australia where every town is running off its own renewable energy projects is becoming a reality. Victoria is on the case.

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Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta says Latrobe Valley coal closure provisions “grossly understated”

Alinta chief says cost estimates for closing Hazelwood and Loy Yang coal plants “grossly underestimated,” shouldn’t be subsidised.

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Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Vic govt reboots Green Buildings scheme, using funds from Green Bonds

Award-winning state green building program scrapped by Victoria’s former Coalition government, has been reinstated by Labor with a $33m investment over two years to cut building energy consumption and emissions.

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Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

The cut-price tariff negotiated between Origin and FRV for the 100MW Clare solar farm is not quite what it seems. Still, the outlook is good for solar – both large scale and rooftop – in Australia.

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Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Don’t believe the spurious claims of nuclear shills constantly doing down renewables. Clean, safe renewable energy technologies have the potential to supply 100% of the world’s electricity needs

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Australia's energy system is outdated and a shambles. It needs a reboot

Australia’s energy system is outdated and a shambles. It needs a reboot

Our electricity market is a shambles. Here are some ways that an old and outdated system can be made better.

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‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

Report suggests California regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the leaking storage facility back online.

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Wind and solar standouts in stellar year for renewables

Wind and solar standouts in stellar year for renewables

Renewable energy set new records in 2015 for dollar investment, and all in a year in which prices of oil, coal and gas plummeted.

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Lithium: Australia needs to recycle and lease to be part of the boom

Lithium: Australia needs to recycle and lease to be part of the boom

Australia has an opportunity to capitalise on the increasing global demand for lithium batteries by developing recycling systems and creating models for leasing the resource.