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Category: Renewables

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Pears Report: It's time to get really smart about e-bikes

Pears Report: It’s time to get really smart about e-bikes

We need more focus on e-bikes and low speed EVs. My dream is a fold-up e-scooter with an integrated bag so it can become a wheelie bag on public transport.

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Environment Victoria welcomes revelations of final brown coal project collapse

Environment Victoria welcomes revelations of final brown coal project collapse

Environment Victoria has welcomed the announcement that the last of three coal processing projects promised public money in 2014 has now officially failed, just a week after state and federal governments committed $50 million each to a coal-to-hydrogen plant.

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CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

CCS: Throwing good money after bad pollution could be improper use of public funds

Given the known failures of carbon capture and storage, investing in such technologies could amount to improper use of public funds.

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Bigger networks, bigger Snowy: Silver bullets or white elephants?

Bigger networks, bigger Snowy: Silver bullets or white elephants?

Transforming our energy system may prove far less risky than propping up traditional over-built electricity supply.

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French oil major bets on EV boom, with electricity retailer buyout

French oil major bets on EV boom, with electricity retailer buyout

Oil “supermajor” Total buys French electricity retailer as part of long-term hedge against threat to oil demand from rise of electric vehicles. And did we mention the CEO totally drives an EV?

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Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

Is the NEG just an EIS in disguise, but with added costs?

The NEG seeks to obscure the most valuable information obtained from a market – the price of emissions. Needless complexity and cost arises.

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Archer to develop carbon-based battery technology with UNSW

Archer to develop carbon-based battery technology with UNSW

The new partnership is aimed at developing and implementing Archer’s graphite and graphene materials for use in energy storage system applications, targeting lithium-ion batteries and potentially generating technologies and patents that have commercial applications in reliable energy.

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Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

Coalition renewables naysayers were wrong. So, so wrong

The Coalition has been an inexhaustible source of confident declarations that renewable energy faced serious, immediate limitations in scale and cost. Let’s fact-check that.

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Chris Uhlmann’s windy “truthiness” adds to policy fog

Chris Uhlmann’s windy “truthiness” adds to policy fog

Chris Uhlmann’s tweet is just the latest in a long series of biased reporting on South Australia’s energy transition.

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Elon Musk’s ‘Westworld for cars’ has gone horribly wrong

Elon Musk’s ‘Westworld for cars’ has gone horribly wrong

“Humans are underrated”: After touting robots, Musk now blames them for Tesla production woes.

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National Energy Guarantee ready for detailed design and stronger ambition

National Energy Guarantee ready for detailed design and stronger ambition

The Energy Security Board (ESB) should proceed with a complete and detailed design of the National Energy Guarantee following encouraging progress on the high-level design of the policy, the clean energy industry said today.