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Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Victorian water plant to go 100% renewable, powered by wind turbine

Wannon Water says 800kW wind turbine planned for Portland water reclamation plant will significantly reduce energy costs, pass savings on to customers.

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Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Renewables employed 8.1m people in 2015, led by 11% increase in solar jobs

Memo Malcolm Turnbull: IRENA report says renewables jobs grew 5% in 2015 to 8.1 million, while rest of the energy sector contracted. Solar PV jobs alone grew by 11%.

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Time-lapse shows 100m wind turbine going up in just one minute

Time-lapse shows 100m wind turbine going up in just one minute

A time lapse video showing construction of a wind turbine at the headquarters of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

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Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical puts more manufacturing plants on 100% renewables

Dow Chemical, one of world’s biggest industrial energy consumers, signs more deals to power its manufacturing facilities with renewable energy.

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Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Solar and wind power generation both leap-frog coal in UK

Both solar and wind power have managed to outperform coal in their contributions to the UK national grid over the past two months.

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Wind on the rise in the US, coal on the wane

Wind on the rise in the US, coal on the wane

As coal dependence falters in US, wind-powered electricity generation is rising. In less than a decade, the mix of fuels used for generating electricity has undergone a major shift.

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Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Renewables provided 90% of electricity for 4th biggest economy on Sunday

Robust wind and solar resources and a slump in demand saw renewables supply as much 90% of Germany’s total electricity demand on the weekend.

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Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

Is solar power really cheaper than wind in Australia?

The cut-price tariff negotiated between Origin and FRV for the 100MW Clare solar farm is not quite what it seems. Still, the outlook is good for solar – both large scale and rooftop – in Australia.

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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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