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US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

US, Mexico, Canada to commit to 50% clean energy by 2025

The US, Mexico and Canada to collectively generate 50% of their electricity from zero-carbon sources by 2025.

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WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it's cheaper

WA utility to lead big switch to local generation, because it’s cheaper

WA power utility Horizon is leading a big switch from centralised fossil fuel generation to local generation. The economics of past supply models are no longer competitive with current and future technology choices.

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How to vote for renewable energy in Saturday's election

How to vote for renewable energy in Saturday’s election

Who to vote for in Saturday’s election if your focus is on renewable energy – wind, solar and battery storage – and climate policies? Here is a guide that rates the pretensions of the major parties, those likely to hold balance of power, and some independents.

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Graph of the Day: How solar dominates new energy in US

Graph of the Day: How solar dominates new energy in US

Solar made up over a half of the added power plant capacity during the first quarter of 2016.

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Northern Territory's $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s $2 billion scare campaign against solar

Northern Territory’s conservative government and its state-owned power generator go to extraordinary lengths to demonise solar, claiming it will cost up to $2 billion to power Alice Springs with “solar only.” The numbers just don’t make sense.

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Australian's critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

Australian’s critique of wind and solar cannot withstand light of day

The Australian is once again cherry-picking data in campaign against wind and solar. Here are some of its claims, followed by… facts supported with sources!

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With solar at grid parity, it's time to turn to smart inverters and storage

With solar at grid parity, it’s time to turn to smart inverters and storage

System owners can put the control of their energy usage into their own hands with behind-the-meter technology, such as smart inverters and low-cost storage.

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The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The anti-wind and anti-solar garbage fit to print in Murdoch media

The Murdoch media is at it again, peddling stories that claim that wind and solar do not work, but which are riddled with outright errors and myth-making. What we will hear next? That the world is flat, that gravity is just a state of mind?

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Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Households have invested more than $8 billion in rooftop solar in Australia, and are saving more than $1 billion a year off their electricity bills.

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Lord Howe Island to install solar, wind and storage to cut back diesel

Lord Howe Island to install solar, wind and storage to cut back diesel

World heritage listed Lord Howe Island has finally called for tenders for the installation of solar, wind and solar to reduce its reliance on expensive diesel generation by two thirds.

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ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest round of bids shows costs of large scale solar have fallen rapidly, and need much smaller grants.