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Category: Climate

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For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

For $6 extra, AEMO keeps lights on and defies renewable skeptics

AEMO says reserve mechanism that ensured lights stayed on last summer cost just $6 per customer, and praises role of newly deployed technologies such as batteries and demand response.

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500 BMW i3 batteries connected to UK wind farm

500 BMW i3 batteries connected to UK wind farm

Sweden’s Vattenfall connects 500 BMW i3 batteries to 228MW wind farm in South Wales, in “UK’s largest” co-located onshore wind and battery project.

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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

Debate over whether we can run electric grids on 100% renewables in coming decades misses a key point: many countries and regions are already there.

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Solar shines in global shift to renewables

Solar shines in global shift to renewables

IEEFA report shows solar taking an increasingly prominent role in driving the ongoing transformation of global electricity generation.

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Unions support Liddell's clean energy transition

Unions support Liddell’s clean energy transition

Unions welcome transition of Liddell site from coal to clean energy, as Coalition government lurches from worst of Trump’s America and Maduro’s Venezuela.

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AGL rejects Alinta bid for Liddell, Coalition goes nuts

AGL rejects Alinta bid for Liddell, Coalition goes nuts

Despite intense pressure from Turnbull government, AGL rejects bid for Liddell power station, saying the “highly conditional” offer did not reflect the value of the site. Abbott and Joyce are apoplectic and call for forced sale.

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How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

How Alan Jones made Josh Frydenberg look like a moderate

Alan Jones and Josh Frydenberg traded barbs on radio on Thursday. And beneath the bravado was an insight into how far to the right the debate around Australia’s climate and energy politics has shifted.

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France embraces incentive to trade in dirty motors for EVs

France embraces incentive to trade in dirty motors for EVs

France government incentive to trade in old petrol and diesel cars for new EVs proves unexpected success.

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Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG

Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG

Report finds Narrabri has “enormous potential” for renewables, with scope for between 1GW and 4.5GW of large-scale solar and wind, that would create 500-2,600 permanent local jobs.

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Coal kicks on: Why China's emissions have not yet peaked

Coal kicks on: Why China’s emissions have not yet peaked

Wind, solar PV and Nuclear have gained electricity market share in China, but because of another downturn in hydro, coal generation continues to grow.

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Senate report recognises climate risk, but fails to draw obvious conclusions

Senate report recognises climate risk, but fails to draw obvious conclusions

Senate report acknowledges the huge risks of climate change and the “threat to intelligent life”. But it needs to do more than that.