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Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia should take note

Chile’s mines set hot pace on renewables – Australia should take note

Chile is now emerging as the southern hemisphere’s renewable energy giant, so what can we learn from our Pacific neighbours?

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Super-conductor turbines could slash Australian wind energy costs

Super-conductor turbines could slash Australian wind energy costs

New superconductor-powered wind turbines which are reportedly 1000 times more efficient than current models could hit Australian shores within five years.

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Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Move over big power – the micropower revolution is here

Micro-electricity producers are relatively small scale, inexpensive, and most importantly, produce little to no carbon emissions.

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Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

Cigarette plant becomes factory for solar and wind farm batteries

The once booming Phillip Morris cigarette plant in North Carolina has been reborn into a facility that churns out batteries for solar and wind farms.

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How 'wind turbine deafness' story got so wrong, so quick

How ‘wind turbine deafness’ story got so wrong, so quick

Latest cycle of “wind turbines make you sick/deaf/whatever has been instantaneously debunked by the scientist who wrote research.

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Wind power could improve grid resiliency

Wind power could improve grid resiliency

New study finds wind power can substantially enhance grid resiliency when coupled with appropriate modern plant controls.

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Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

China is expected to exceed its target of 100GW wind capacity by 2015 by 30% by the end of 2015.

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Christopher Booker's curiously distorted views on wind power

Christopher Booker’s curiously distorted views on wind power

Climate sceptic Christopher Booker has launched his latest attack on wind power, but the picture he presents of the technology is curiously distorted.

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How to power California with wind, wave, & solar energy

How to power California with wind, wave, & solar energy

New study shows California could convert to an all-renewable energy infrastructure that is both technically and economically feasible.

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Wind power in Denmark half price of coal and gas

Wind power in Denmark half price of coal and gas

Onshore wind power will be cheapest form of new electricity when new turbines become operational in 2016 in Denmark.

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Australia’s first commercial wind farm faces bleak future

Australia’s first commercial wind farm faces bleak future

WA’s Ten Mile Lagoon wind farm facility reached the end of its design life last year with fears that blades and integral parts will not be replaced.