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ACT lifts 2020 target to 100% renewable energy, as Australia stalls

ACT lifts 2020 target to 100% renewable energy, as Australia stalls

ACT to nearly double size of next wind auction to 200MW, enabling it to reach 100% renewable energy by 2020. ACT minister Simon Corbell says the stagnation in national market caused buy Coalition policies is an opportunity too good to miss.

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Multi-rotors - the next big thing in wind turbine design?

Multi-rotors – the next big thing in wind turbine design?

Vestas has revealed it is installing a multi-rotor concept demonstration turbine that it hopes will challenge existing wind turbine scaling rules.

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Buffett-owned utility plans 2GW wind farm in Iowa

Buffett-owned utility plans 2GW wind farm in Iowa

Buffett-owned MidAmerican Energy Co plans to develop a 2GW, $3.6 billion wind farm in Iowa, marking the biggest economic development project in the state’s history and taking its total wind power share to more than 40%.

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Windlab eyes new growth, markets with $8m CEFC loan

Windlab eyes new growth, markets with $8m CEFC loan

Canberra-based CSIRO spin-off Windlab says it will use $8m CEFC finance to “invest more aggressively” in renewables as the Australian market regains momentum.

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NSW's largest wind farm to begin construction, first since Coalition cut RET

NSW’s largest wind farm to begin construction, first since Coalition cut RET

The 175MW White Rock wind farm to begin construction this month, the first big project to get go-ahead since Coalition reviewed the RET. Even Barnaby Joyce says he is happy.

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NHMRC pours another $3.3m into wind turbine and health research

NHMRC pours another $3.3m into wind turbine and health research

NHMRC funding of two new, separate studies into the effects of wind turbines on human health has been slammed as “money poured down the drain.”

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Australia renewables jobs still in decline, as policy uncertainty lingers

Australia renewables jobs still in decline, as policy uncertainty lingers

Solar lobby group says Australian renewables sector still feeling impact of Abbott era attacks, as new statistics show a 27% slump in clean energy jobs.

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Thai wind giant buys stake in CWP, sees "tremendous potential" in Australian market

Thai wind giant buys stake in CWP, sees “tremendous potential” in Australian market

Wind Energy Holding to buy stake in CWP Renewables, Australian company behind ACT auction winner 260MW Sapphire wind project near Glen Innes in northern NSW.

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New modelling shows renewable-based system cheaper than fossil fuels

New modelling shows renewable-based system cheaper than fossil fuels

New modelling shows an electricity system based on 85% renewable energy is cheaper than one based on similar percentage of fossil fuels. With wind and solar costs to fall, it is probable that 100% renewable energy is cheaper than coal and gas.

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A week of thinking big: wind, carbon, storage

A week of thinking big: wind, carbon, storage

It has been a week for thinking big around the globe: on offshore wind energy development, green investment, pricing carbon emissions, and disincentivising coal.

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Tasmania's crazy lurch back into the (expensive) fossil fuel era

Tasmania’s crazy lurch back into the (expensive) fossil fuel era

Due to a combination of bad luck and rotten planning, old school thinking and – guess what – climate change, Tasmania has found itself turning to diesel generator to solve an energy crisis. The state is now paying as much for its power as a remote mine-site in outback Australia.