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Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Cheap coal power? Only in an imaginary world

Attempts to suggest coal power is cheaper than the plummeting cost of renewables look increasingly ridiculous and desperate.

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Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Koch front group is putting out misleading attack ads on electric vehicles

Petrochemical billionaires Charles and David Koch, who have underwritten attacks on climate science, have launched a series of videos attacking electric vehicles.

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Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

The windbacks to solar subsidies may be a good sign for the industry, by encouraging larger systems.

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California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California says Australia has nothing to fear from more renewables

California energy commissioner says world is seeing beginning of the end of fossil fuels, and high renewables will not crash the economy, and they won’t cause blackouts.

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WA Premier rules out solar tax as "fantasy"

WA Premier rules out solar tax as “fantasy”

Colin Barnett rules out adopting Synergy’s proposed doubling of grid connection charges for solar households, describing the idea of a solar tax as “fantasy”.

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Greens propose coal tax to foot bill for energy clean-up

Greens propose coal tax to foot bill for energy clean-up

Greens leader Richard di Natale has unveiled a policy proposing a levy on coal miners to pay for mine site rehabilitation and retraining of workers.

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UK govt undercuts solar support in 'full frontal attack' on renewables

UK govt undercuts solar support in ‘full frontal attack’ on renewables

Shades of Australia, as UK Tories justify potentially crippling cuts to key solar subsidies by linking them to rising electricity costs.

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The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

The world is waking up to the $5.3 trillion cost of fossil fuels

As China realises the unpriced costs of coal power, such as air pollution, coal production is starting to fall.

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Can renewables provide Australia's next 'sheep's back'?

Can renewables provide Australia’s next ‘sheep’s back’?

Absolutely. But to get there we need unified leadership and consistent policy. And the renewables industry needs to face up to its scariest threat.

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Deutsche Bank: Solar, distributed energy at 'major inflection point'

Deutsche Bank: Solar, distributed energy at ‘major inflection point’

Deutsche says most markets for solar are now ‘sustainable,’ meaning they operate with little or no subsidies, and will overcome backlash from utilities.

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Germans love renewable energy – no subsidy backlash!

Germans love renewable energy – no subsidy backlash!

A new poll, conducted by a major German energy association, shows talk of a public ‘backlash’ against solar and wind subsidies are simply not true.