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Category: Renewables

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Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull's energy fudge locks in high prices

Abbott 1, Consumer 0. Turnbull’s energy fudge locks in high prices

If one thing is clear from the Coalition’s new energy policy announcement today, it is that Tony Abbott has won, and consumers have lost. Even in the most optimistic scenario presented by the government, energy consumers will see little reduction in their energy bills over the next decade. And that’s outrageous.

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Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin teams with UK start-up in SA demand-response trial

Origin Energy rolls out flexible energy trial in South Australia, allowing commercial and industrial customers to align demand with renewables output.

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Can solar on the roof really power your EV?

Can solar on the roof really power your EV?

With China, India, Norway, UK, France and California planning to ban manufacture and sales of new internal combustion engine cars, and EVs on the rise, will a solar roof become popular add-on option for plug in EV’s?

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Turnbull dumps clean energy target for "national energy guarantee"

Turnbull dumps clean energy target for “national energy guarantee”

Coalition dumps clean energy target in favour of a change to energy market rules that appears to confer enormous power into the hands of coal and gas utilities, and satisfies push by right wing to abandon Paris target and to close the door on renewables.

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Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Australia wind and solar power overtake gas in September

Not long ago, energy market modellers thought we’d be building gas turbines everywhere to hit our emissions targets. How quickly things change.

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China dances the seven veils of decarbonization

China dances the seven veils of decarbonization

China’s decarbonization boat stayed in harbour this year but the winds of change continue to blow.

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Oliver Yates teams with Simon Corbell in Clean Energy Derivates Corp

Oliver Yates teams with Simon Corbell in Clean Energy Derivates Corp

Yates, Corbell team up to create new renewable energy investment fund that will write contracts and tap into huge pipeline of wind, solar, storage projects.

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Why coal fired power stations don't work so well when they are old

Why coal fired power stations don’t work so well when they are old

Given the safety risks and a huge number of other problems that need to be repaired and managed, it is no wonder that AGL is keen to shut down Liddell.

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The spectacular success of Germany's Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

The spectacular success of Germany’s Energiewende- and what needs to be done next

Formation of new government in Berlin will have important implications for future of the Energiewende, but much has been achieved already.

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UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK solar fund buys stakes in three Queensland projects

UK-based Foresight Solar Fund Limited continues Australian buying spree, taking shares in three Queensland projects under development.

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Don't waste time on CET - there are other options for renewables, efficiency

Don’t waste time on CET – there are other options for renewables, efficiency

We will never have an effective broad-based emission reduction policy – no matter who is in government. Best to look at alternatives, like reverse auctions.