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Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

Why the Renewable Energy Target won’t be met in 2018

More than 1,000MW of large-scale renewables projects will likely be committed this year, but we’ll still fall short of the RET in 2018. The problem lies with financier confidence, not a lack of economically viable projects.

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Brazil forecasts jump in wind and solar investments as hydro wanes

Brazil forecasts jump in wind and solar investments as hydro wanes

Wind and solar power capacity expected to increase to as much as 11.6% and 3.7% of the energy mix as part of a new 10-year energy expansion plan in Brazil.

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Latest data shows solar installations to surge across the globe

Latest data shows solar installations to surge across the globe

Solar growth around the world is eating further into thermal coal’s ever-smaller share of the pie.

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Australia's right wing media declares new war on wind and solar

Australia’s right wing media declares new war on wind and solar

Conservative media in Australia targeting wind and solar generation in what might be last roll of the dice for incumbent fossil fuel industry.

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Ivanpah solar tower plant generation is on track

Ivanpah solar tower plant generation is on track

Ivanpah has almost doubled its output in the first 6 months of 2015, to 309,288 MWh, compared to the same 6-month period in its first year.

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If you can’t beat ‘em, own ‘em: utilities muscle into rooftop solar market

If you can’t beat ‘em, own ‘em: utilities muscle into rooftop solar market

Will utility-owned rooftop solar add to or replace customer ownership of solar? And secondarily, is this a good deal for utility customers?

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Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.

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Why Alan Jones could become a champion for wind, solar energy

Why Alan Jones could become a champion for wind, solar energy

The wind and solar sectors in Australia need a public champion. Why not Alan Jones? His command of the facts on coal mines and CSG has made him a powerful force. If only he could get his facts right on renewable energy.

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Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Communities are taking renewable power into their own hands

Community energy is one of the answers could be one of the answers to the current energy transition.

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Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Paris climate pledges extend carbon budget by …. 8 months

Key IEA report says climate pledges have so far fallen short, extending carbon budget by just 8 months. It has key message for Australia: coal consumption must peak before 2020, Australia’s inefficient coal fleet must be phased out, and wind and solar will underpin new investment to meet climate targets.

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Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

Desert farms could power flight with sunshine and seawater

What if you could grow biofuels on land nobody wants, using just seawater and sunlight, and produce food at the same time?