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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?

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Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Battery costs drop to key level as electric car sales continue to rise

Both electric cars and renewable energy stand to gain significantly from cheaper storage.

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Off-grid solar power vs grid-connected solar power in 21st century

Off-grid solar power vs grid-connected solar power in 21st century

The future in which power company customers transitioning to solar can choose to either maintain grid connection or cost-effectively generate off-grid has arrived. The implications are only just beginning to dawn.

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Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse sets down in Chongqing, China

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Chongqing, after completing most challenging leg since starting round-the-world fuel-free flight.

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Solar could supply five times California’s energy needs

Solar could supply five times California’s energy needs

The amount of energy that could be generated from solar systems constructed around existing infrastructure in California is 5x that currently demanded by the state.

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Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

Chile to be home to world’s largest merchant solar power plant

An 80 MW solar power plant will be built in Chile’s Antofagasta Region beginning in the first part of 2015.

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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?