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Queensland's first large-scale wind farm reaches financial close

Queensland’s first large-scale wind farm reaches financial close

The first large scale wind farm in Queensland gets financial backing and will begin construction next month.

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Catching the waves: it's time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Catching the waves: it’s time for Australia to embrace ocean renewable energy

Wind and solar may be currently leading the way in Australia’s renewable energy race, but there’s another contender lurking in the nation’s oceans.

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BHP swallows Lomborg line and sells itself short on wind and solar

BHP swallows Lomborg line and sells itself short on wind and solar

BHP Billiton says wind and solar are heralding the “dawn” of an energy revolution. But a dawn is all it can see, because it predicts fossil fuels will still account for 80% of energy needs by 2040. Surely it’s time to get serious.

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Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Coalition launches fierce attack against wind and solar after blackout

Ideology rules as Coalition, One Nation and Xenophon use South Australia blackout as an excuse to launch new attack on wind and solar. Turnbull and Frydenberg repeat call for Labor states to cancel “unrealistic” renewable targets.

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Big W.A. blackout can't be blamed on renewables, doesn't make headlines

Big W.A. blackout can’t be blamed on renewables, doesn’t make headlines

The failure of a gas generator in Western Australia affected more people for a longer period than an outage in South Australia last year. So where were the Murdoch headlines?

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Does South Australia's wind output rule the NEM?

Does South Australia’s wind output rule the NEM?

Our analysis suggests that wind exported from South Australia is pushing down prices across the National Electricity Market by a much as 10 per cent.

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China solar and wind capacity crosses 200GW

China solar and wind capacity crosses 200GW

China’s wind power capacity has reached 140GW, while total solar capacity has jumped by nearly half to 65GW.

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Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

Windlab to build world-leading solar-wind-storage hybrid project in Qld

The era of solar and wind storage is already here, with Windlab to begin construction of world-leading wind-solar-battery storage complex in north Queensland.

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ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA provides $10m funding for first wind-solar hybrid project

ARENA to provide $10m to Chinese wind giant to build Australia’s first hybrid wind-solar farm, although grant is nearly four times more than being asked by projects in large scale solar tender.

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How gas generators cashed in on South Australia's "energy crisis"

How gas generators cashed in on South Australia’s “energy crisis”

New analysis shows how gas generators cashed in on the recent big spikes in wholesale electricity prices in Australia. But they were not the only ones to benefit. The regulator is investigating to check that all is above board, but it’s complicated.

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Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating "obscene price spikes"

Gas generators called out for exploiting NEM flaw, creating “obscene price spikes”

The Australia Institute says gas are generators are driving “obscene” power price spikes by choosing to exploit an energy market failure, rather than fulfil their role of complementing renewables.