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Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind on track to replace all coal, oil and gas within two decades

Solar PV and wind power are rapidly getting cheaper and more abundant – so much so that they are on track to entirely supplant fossil fuels worldwide within two decades.

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Spectacular falls for solar, wind and battery costs squeeze fossil fuels

Spectacular falls for solar, wind and battery costs squeeze fossil fuels

BNEF report highlights highlights falling costs of solar, wind and battery storage, which together are mounting an unprecedented challenge to fossil fuel power.

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Revealed: job-swapping between public servants and fossil fuel lobbyists

Revealed: job-swapping between public servants and fossil fuel lobbyists

The so-called “revolving door” between the political and corporate realms is more like a “golden escalator”, such are the financial rewards. It begs the question of who is setting policy in Australia.

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Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

A website and Facebook page called “Energy in Australia” has emerged over recent months. If you ever wanted an example of “fake news” loaded with myths masquerading as facts, here it is.

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Dispatchable wind and solar: They'll be the death of coal and gas

Dispatchable wind and solar: They’ll be the death of coal and gas

It’s been a year since the last South Australia blackout and when the Coalition brandished a lump of coal in parliament. And the progress since then has been remarkable – on the cost front, on storage, and the emergence of dispatchable renewables.

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Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

The climate system will heat well past 1.5 °C and perhaps up to 2°C without any further fossil fuel emissions, new research finds.

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The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

The climate solution no-one in Davos will be talking about

At Davos, the world’s economic elite will make much of climate crisis and their desire to green global capitalism; but will ignore one of the most powerful tools.

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How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it's too late

How tech nerds can reinvent electricity before it’s too late

There’s a growing mob that thinks it can reinvent electricity, from old to new, and from a supply-dominated industry-based model to consumers-in-control.

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Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Coal industry’s final insult to humanity: It’s killing our sperm

Taiwanese study finds that men exposed to higher levels of air pollution have poorer quality sperm. Add that to climate impacts and lung disease of fossil fuels.

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Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Graphs of the Day: Wind fast, solar faster, batteries fastest

Four charts show that in the global race to build new energy capacity, wind is fast, solar is faster, and batteries will be faster again. Meanwhile, coal power…

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Why renewables will be cheaper than coal: Here are the numbers

Why renewables will be cheaper than coal: Here are the numbers

The price of new-build renewable energy is expected to fall significantly relative to new-build coal energy in coming years.