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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Windlab's new 100MW wind farm approved for Queensland's north

Windlab’s new 100MW wind farm approved for Queensland’s north

Windlab’s 100MW, $200m Lakeland Wind Farm set to be built south of Cooktown in Queensland, after winning state government approval.

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Powershop signs huge deal for solar, wind projects - "stunned" by low prices

Powershop signs huge deal for solar, wind projects – “stunned” by low prices

Energy retailer Powershop signs up for new 200MW solar farm and two major wind projects and says it was “stunned” by the low prices offered. It will also buy three hydro generators, but will need to more than double customers to match output.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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Windlab lands PPA for wind, solar and storage project

Windlab lands PPA for wind, solar and storage project

Windlab lands 10-year PPA with CS Energy for ground-breaking wind-solar-battery storage project in north Queensland.

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Wind output sets new records in Europe as prices fall to zero-subsidy levels

Wind output sets new records in Europe as prices fall to zero-subsidy levels

Wind energy has set new records in Europe, accounting for 20% of all demand, with wind, solar and hydro producing twice as much as coal and gas in afternoon.

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Telstra, Macquarie looking to build new wind and solar farms

Telstra, Macquarie looking to build new wind and solar farms

Telstra and Macquarie Group looking to build new solar and wind farms in Australia in further signs of strong corporate investment.

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Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

Base-cost renewables: When wind and solar finally kill coal

BNEF says building new solar plants will be cheaper than shovelling coal into existing coal generators within 15 years. This will trigger a complete re-make of the energy system, and a share of wind and solar far beyond that contemplated by the Finkel Review.

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States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

States betting on giant batteries to cut carbon

Some states and electric power companies are rolling out a new weapon against fossil fuels — giant batteries.

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Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power  from wind

Trump bashes wind energy in state that gets a third of its power from wind

Trump rants against wind energy, warning of lights going out and “birds falling to the ground”.

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Wind, solar account for 10% of US generation for first time

Wind, solar account for 10% of US generation for first time

For the first time, wind and solar exceeded 10% of total electricity generation in the US for the month of March.