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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.

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Who tilts at windmills? Explaining hostility to renewables

Who tilts at windmills? Explaining hostility to renewables

Studying the catastrophe that has been Australian climate and energy policy these past 30 years is thoroughly depressing. Why were we so stupid, so unrelentingly shortsighted?

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Renewable energy investment is booming but there are clouds ahead

Renewable energy investment is booming but there are clouds ahead

It is now clear there are enough projects ready to go to sail past the 2020 renewable energy target. But just because we can doesn’t mean that we will. There are still some major hurdles.

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A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

A Sunshine State with wind in its sights?

Queensland enjoys favourable sunshine hours that support both domestic and large-scale solar assets – but what about wind?

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Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Network owner Ausnet sees grid dominated by wind and solar

Victoria’s biggest network operator says future grid will be dominated by wind and solar, with some communities looking at 100% renewables options.

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Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

Why grid based battery storage is already a no-brainer in Australia

BNEF says grid-based battery storage already very much in the money in Australia. It is a stunning cost fall that has caused AGL to reassess the future and join the CSIRO and the network owners in talking about 100 per cent renewable energy scenarios by 2030.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia's Anzac renewables bonanza

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s Anzac renewables bonanza

South Australia enjoyed a bumper harvest from its wind and solar plants last week. Such days will become more common as more projects are built.

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Record $7.5bn renewables spend puts RET well within reach

Record $7.5bn renewables spend puts RET well within reach

Stunning $7.5 billion surge in investment in large scale wind and solar projects means Renewable Energy Target is well within reach, and could be filled by commitments this year.