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Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

Graph of the Day: UK has first coal-free day since industrial revolution

UK goes without coal power for 24 hours; a first since start of industrial revolution, but set to become “more and more common.”

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Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Macquarie bets big on renewables with purchase of UK green bank

Australia’s Macquarie Group wins bid to buy Britain’s Green Investment Bank, handing it more than $A6.8bn of green infrastructure assets and projects.

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Solar sets new UK record in March

Solar sets new UK record in March

For first time in UK, demand for electricity for homes and businesses was lower last Saturday afternoon that it was that night – thanks to solar.

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Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

Halving of coal demand pushes UK carbon emissions down 6%

UK CO2 emissions fell by 5.8% in 2016, a drop that, according to new analysis, comes from a record 52% drop in coal use.

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UK solar produces more than coal over half a year

UK solar produces more than coal over half a year

The UK’s solar panels generated more electricity than coal across the past six months combined.

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The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

The economic and moral bankruptcy of UK energy policy

With its enthusiastic support for fracking, and its relentless attack on renewable energy, the UK government’s energy policy is both morally and economically bankrupt

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Why May approved Hinkley nuclear - the "biggest white elephant" in UK history

Why May approved Hinkley nuclear – the “biggest white elephant” in UK history

The people who approved and pushed for the approval of the £18 billion (and rising) project stand to benefit from its approval. Financially.

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Storage shows its worth in UK's first enhanced frequency response auction

Storage shows its worth in UK’s first enhanced frequency response auction

National Grid auction shows growing ability of new and low-carbon flexible technologies, and storage systems in particular.

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UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

UK Tories wake up to nuclear folly, as wind and solar found to be cheapest

The Tory government in the UK has finally woken up to the fact that solar and wind is cheaper than nuclear. It may mean a big shift in its energy strategy, as it focuses on distributed generation rather than mega projects. Shouldn’t Australia be leading on this?

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5 trends that will shape global solar market, heading for record 73GW

5 trends that will shape global solar market, heading for record 73GW

According to GTM Research’s latest edition of its quarterly Global Solar Demand Monitor, global solar installations are expected to grow by 43 percent this year, increasing to a total of 73 gigawatts.

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After Brexit, climate science denialists form new group to call for "Clexit"

After Brexit, climate science denialists form new group to call for “Clexit”

New fossil fuel lobby group – including some Australian business identities such as Hugh Morgan – sign statement attacking climate science, renewable energy and the UN.