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US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

US utility dumps nuclear plant, will invest $6bn in solar and batteries

Duke Energy dumps nuclear plant because of rising costs, will instead spend $US6bn on solar, smart meters, EV charging stations, battery storage.

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Interview: AEMO's Zibelman says system black was "wake-up call"

Interview: AEMO’s Zibelman says system black was “wake-up call”

New AEMO Audrey Zibelman in a detailed interview on the challenges and opportunities in the changing energy system, her priorities, the market reforms needed, the lessons learned from the South Australia blackout, and why it was a wake up call for the industry as a whole.

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Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

Saudi Arabia to offer more than 1GW of solar & wind in new tender

The plans are part of the Saudi Arabia’s recently-announced intention to grow its renewable energy sources and spur development of wind and solar.

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

India plans to slash renewable energy certificate prices

Indian regulators want to lower the floor price of RECs – a move that could increase renewables demand and benefit sellers who have huge inventories of unsold credits.

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Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

Turning point: solar power now cheaper than wind energy

The inevitable has apparently happened; utility-scale solar-generated power appears to be cheaper than wind – and both are cheaper than fossil-fuel generated power.

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First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

First US presidential debate: Candidates spar over solar energy

One sharp exchange between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump revealed the sharp policy differences between the two when it comes to the future of solar energy.

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Interview: Lily D'Ambrosio on Victoria's 40% renewable energy target

Interview: Lily D’Ambrosio on Victoria’s 40% renewable energy target

Victoria energy minister answers questions about state’s newly announced 40% renewable energy target for 2025.

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Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Renewable energy accounted for just under 15% of all electricity generated in Australia in 2015, says CEC, boosted by low-cost wind and solar.

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Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

The cut-price tariff negotiated between Origin and FRV for the 100MW Clare solar farm is not quite what it seems. Still, the outlook is good for solar – both large scale and rooftop – in Australia.

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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.