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Coalition climate deniers play havoc again with energy

Coalition climate deniers play havoc again with energy

You’d think they’d be grateful: Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg went to the effort of designing a climate and energy policy that does nothing, and Tony Abbott and friends are still complaining that it does too much.

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Gupta backs Adelaide push for Formula-E electric Grand Prix

Gupta backs Adelaide push for Formula-E electric Grand Prix

Sanjeev Gupta, the UK-based steel billionaire with plans to create a “solar-based” manufacturing economy in Australia, and build electric cars, is now backing a push to bring the Formula-E electric street racing series to South Australia.

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Genex lands $516m NAIF loan for solar and storage project

Genex lands $516m NAIF loan for solar and storage project

Genex offered $516 million loan from Northern Australian Infrastructure Facility for world-leading solar and pumped hydro storage project.

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Coal to be kaput in Australia by 2050, as renewables, batteries take over

Coal to be kaput in Australia by 2050, as renewables, batteries take over

Australia’s coal-fired generation capacity could be little more than a twinkle in Tony Abbott’s eye by as early as 2050, when renewables are forecast to provide 92 per cent of the country’s electricity.

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The fake arguments against 100% renewable energy

UNSW academics compare campaign against wind and solar and high renewable energy scenarios led by pro-nuclear lobbyists to efforts by the tobacco industry to sow fear and uncertainty and delay action.

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Australia starts slow on EVs, but could overtake global market

Australia starts slow on EVs, but could overtake global market

BNEF says EV sales in Australia have started slowly but will finish quick and will beat the global average by 2040, after passing tipping points on affordability in 2025. More intriguingly, the EV fleet will create a “behind the motor” storage market as big as Snowy 2.0.

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ESB adds some meat to skeleton of "do nothing" NEG

ESB adds some meat to skeleton of “do nothing” NEG

Update: ESB proposes penalties of up to $100 million for retailers failing to meet emissions obligations, as it puts more meat on the skeleton of the National Energy Guarantee, and after briefing state and territory ministers on Friday.

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Energy retailer greed backfires, as consumers switch to solar, batteries

Energy retailer greed backfires, as consumers switch to solar, batteries

Consumers now trust energy retailers less than they do banks and insurers, thanks to soaring prices and confusing bills, so they are taking matters into their own hands, and looking to solar and storage.

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More solar farms prepare to connect as solar pipeline leaps to 35GW

More solar farms prepare to connect as solar pipeline leaps to 35GW

Another three new solar farms ready to begin production as list of projects in the pipeline jumps to a breath-taking 35GW.

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Labor's Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

Labor’s Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

An increasingly change-averse political right wing is driving transport to the front line of Australia’s climate wars. Labor’s Mark Butler on why it’s time for Australia to embrace EV transition, or risk becoming another Cuba, a living museum for petrol and diesel cars.

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Solar 2.0: PV and storage deals show signs of rapid energy transition

Solar 2.0: PV and storage deals show signs of rapid energy transition

China, Gupta, storage. This past week has seen landmark developments that signal the pace of the energy transition is gathering speed, with huge implications for consumers (mostly good) and incumbent utilities (mostly not so good).