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Victorian government backs wind energy, rooftop solar rights

Victorian government backs wind energy, rooftop solar rights

Andrews government renewables plan promises to drive new investment in wind farms, reduce network barriers to take-up of rooftop solar and storage.

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Australia's 'best' unbuilt wind project gains financial close

Australia’s ‘best’ unbuilt wind project gains financial close

Hornsdale wind project in South Australia reaches financial close after winning a long term tariff from ACXT government for first 100MW of capacity.

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Abbott's hatred of wind farms scares off NZ’s biggest power company

Abbott’s hatred of wind farms scares off NZ’s biggest power company

The co-developer of Australia’s biggest wind farm sees no future for wind energy in Australia because of Abbott government’s “antipathy” to renewables.

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How Texas wind farms are putting intermittency concerns to rest

How Texas wind farms are putting intermittency concerns to rest

Concern over the limits of wind energy penetration, due to its intermittent nature, could be put to rest by new data from the US DOE.

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Another record for Australian wind power, as gas generation plunges

Another record for Australian wind power, as gas generation plunges

Wind energy on Australia’s National Electricity Market achieved a new record in July, generating 1,067GWh for the month.

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You can now get 'wind turbine syndrome' from solar panels and batteries

You can now get ‘wind turbine syndrome’ from solar panels and batteries

Wind turbine syndrome all over again? As solar + storage threaten power incumbents, the renewables industry should prepare for a new health scare campaign.

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Second ACT wind auction launched for 200MW more capacity

Second ACT wind auction launched for 200MW more capacity

ACT govt opens second wind auction round, to develop a further 200MW of wind energy projects across Australia’s National Electricity Market.

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Cheaper renewables force closure of NZ’s last coal-fired power units

Cheaper renewables force closure of NZ’s last coal-fired power units

Coal-fired electricity generation is being eclipsed by cheaper renewables in New Zealand, and their PM is not one bit surprised.

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France launches tender for floating wind farm – world's first

France launches tender for floating wind farm – world’s first

France has launched a tender for the world’s first large-scale floating wind farm, inviting proposals for installations off its northern and southern coasts.

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100MW Hornsdale wind farm set to be built, after final green light

100MW Hornsdale wind farm set to be built, after final green light

Construction set to begin on 100MW Hornsdale Wind Farm in South Australia, one of the winners of the ground-breaking ACT wind energy auction.

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Wind could replace coal as US primary generation source: NREL

Wind could replace coal as US primary generation source: NREL

New data from NREL shows that the Capacity Factor for wind power can reach 65%, making it comparable to fossil fuel based generation.