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Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

Coal found guilty in case of energy generation vs birds

U.S. News has investigated just how many birds are killed by different energy sources each year, and the figures do not look good for coal utilities.

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Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Would you rather own or lease your rooftop solar?

Own or lease your rooftop solar? Homeowners in Australia and the United States take opposite approaches.

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Can decentralised energy make America’s power grid blackout-proof?

Can decentralised energy make America’s power grid blackout-proof?

Decentralizing the grid through distributed energy resources could be the best way to improving the grid’s reliability and resilience.

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UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

UNSW students smash electric car world speed record

Students from UNSW’s Sunswift team break the electric car world record for speed over a distance of 500km/h.

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Solar pays its way on networks. It's no free rider

Solar pays its way on networks. It’s no free rider

Research shows rooftop solar exports are higher than most estimates, which means most systems are paying network fees for well over half their generation.

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Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

Affordable batteries for green energy are closer than we think

The high storage costs are now rapidly falling, suggesting that the financial appeal of electric cars and stationary storage is set to keep increasing.

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Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Solar key to building a more sustainable and resilient Australia

Continued measures and support for solar power will help mitigate climate-related forces which leave energy supplies vulnerable to unpredictable disasters.

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California’s energy storage target swamped by proposals

California’s energy storage target swamped by proposals

California has a very large energy storage market, at least on paper. Which projects will make the cut?

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ARENA puts $18.5m to solar, wind, storage in Coober Pedy

ARENA puts $18.5m to solar, wind, storage in Coober Pedy

ARENA commits $18.5m to solar, wind and storage project to outback town of Coober Pedy, seeking to replicate success of King Island renewable integration.

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As solar industry eyes storage, experts at Intersolar talk about key growth markets

As solar industry eyes storage, experts at Intersolar talk about key growth markets

Battery-backed solar, regulatory “carrots versus sticks” approaches, and China’s role were all discussed.

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Solar, wind to beat coal on costs in China, India by 2020

Solar, wind to beat coal on costs in China, India by 2020

Australia’s biggest coal customers are expected to turn away from fossil fuels because solar and wind energy will provide a cheaper option within 5 years. While Australia looks to stop renewables, India and China are looking at renewable shares of up to 45%.