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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.

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How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

How often do wind turbines catch fire? And does it matter?

A new report tries to work out how big a problem wind turbines catching fire is, but there’s little data to work with.

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Communities and wind power: What’s the deal?

Communities and wind power: What’s the deal?

Community-owned projects has underpinned renewable energy in Europe and has major potential in Australia.

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$450m Snowtown 2 wind farm to open ahead of schedule

$450m Snowtown 2 wind farm to open ahead of schedule

TrustPower says 270MW Snowtown wind farm to open ahead of schedule, but 2,500MW of wind projects will depend on RET review.

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RET Road Trip #3: Portland’s renewable energy economy

RET Road Trip #3: Portland’s renewable energy economy

Yes 2 Renewables’ 3rd instalment of their RET road trip.

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Wind energy to fall 40%, coal to grow with Abbott policy changes

Report predicts repeal of carbon price and winding back of RET would cut large-scale renewable generation, like wind, by 40% by 2020.

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Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Senator John Madigan accuses wind sector of health cover up comparable to those perpetrated by the tobacco and asbestos industries.

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A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

A peek into the astonishing future of wind power

As wind power takes hold across the world, developers are constantly looking for new ways to make the technology lighter, faster, and more efficient.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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Vestas replaces GE as world's top wind turbine installer in 2013

Vestas replaces GE as world’s top wind turbine installer in 2013

Data shows Vestas top wind turbine installer for 2013, installing 13.2% of all global wind energy in 2013, nearly a third more than 2012 leader GE.

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Wind turbines are much more durable than thought

Wind turbines are much more durable than thought

New research reveals wind turbines can produce electricity for 25 years before needing an upgrade, that’s considerably longer than previously thought.