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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.

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Wind gets clean bill of health, but no clear path to development

Wind gets clean bill of health, but no clear path to development

The national health body finds no evidence that wind farms affect people’s health. But the Australian wind energy industry is finding no evidence that the current government will clear a path for new development.

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No, wind output was not 'almost zero' at peak heatwave demand

No, wind output was not ‘almost zero’ at peak heatwave demand

Ketan Joshi checks the facts on claims about the output of wind energy during peak periods.

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Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Electricity demand and emissions fall despite heat-waves

Another study points to the role of solar PV in the recent heat-waves. All peaking power plants were only required for just one hour.

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World's largest wind turbine starts generating power

World’s largest wind turbine starts generating power

The world’s largest and most powerful wind turbine has swung into gear at the Danish National Test Centre for Large Wind Turbines.

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Intermittent or variable: Are our wires crossed on renewables?

Intermittent or variable: Are our wires crossed on renewables?

Wind and solar are often labelled intermittent by their detractors. But a closer look at conventional power plants shows we need to change our terminology.