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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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California set back-to-back solar records last week

California set back-to-back solar records last week

On Saturday March 8 California broke another solar record, producing enough solar energy to power 3 million homes.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China 1,000MW solar project flags shift for global market

China’s second largest maker of solar panels will develop a huge 1,000 MW ground-mounted solar power plant complex in a remote Chinese desert.

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60 Minutes hit job on clean energy ignores the facts

60 Minutes hit job on clean energy ignores the facts

Clean technology appears to be booming, but you would never know that from an absurd 60 Minutes piece touting an imaginary “Cleantech Crash.”

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New homes in Texas to come with free solar panels

New homes in Texas to come with free solar panels

SolarCity and home builder PSW to construct 2 communities with pre-installed solar panel houses that will deliver huge savings on electricity bills.

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New Apple plant to run entirely on clean energy

New Apple plant to run entirely on clean energy

Apple says new Arizona factory ‘will run on 100 percent renewable energy from day one,’ derived from a new solar grid the company will build in the city.

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US Air Force pilots new solar energy storage system

US Air Force pilots new solar energy storage system

US Air Force seeking to demonstrate ability of advanced solar storage system to deliver seamless energy management for a sensitive, high-demand facility.

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Citi sees $5.7 trillion renewables opportunity – with no added grid costs

Citi sees $5.7 trillion renewables opportunity – with no added grid costs

Citi report suggests another 900GW of solar, and another 1,500GW of wind energy can be built with little added expense to the world’s electricity grids. It says solar is likely to bump out peaking gas, while wind energy will erode the baseload of coal and nuclear.

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Why some big utilities are embracing small-scale solar

Why some big utilities are embracing small-scale solar

One of New York’s largest utilities will save $84m by paying developers to put solar panels on the roofs of buildings. And it’s not alone.

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Obama slams door shut on coal, and opens the gate for solar

Obama slams door shut on coal, and opens the gate for solar

Citigroup sounds the death-knell for new coal investment in the world’s biggest economy, saying Obama’s new regulation, the plunging price of renewables and falling demand is squeezing it out of the market. It says coal can no longer compete with gas and solar.