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Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

Portugal reaches 100% renewables, ends fossil fuel subsidies

Portugal grid averages 103% renewable electricity over month of March; government suspends power supply subsidies in April.

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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

Consumers vs the empire: The economics favour partial grid defection

The economics are now increasingly in favour of partial grid defection. You’re a fool if you don’t have rooftop solar PV and you could.

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Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Can Tasmania be turned into Australia’s peak load generator?

Pitching Tasmania as a ‘renewable energy engine’ for the nation is probably clever politics , but the main problem is that it’s simply fanciful.

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Records fall as wind, hydro match brown coal generation in October

Records fall as wind, hydro match brown coal generation in October

Record output from wind and hydro in October nearly matches brown coal for first time, as new data highlights how quickly renewables could reduce emissions.

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Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Wind and solar drive rise in renewable generation as costs fall

Renewable energy accounted for just under 15% of all electricity generated in Australia in 2015, says CEC, boosted by low-cost wind and solar.

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Tasmania back to 100% renewable electricity as dams replenish

Tasmania back to 100% renewable electricity as dams replenish

Tasmania returns to 100% renewable electricity as dam levels recover, and prices plunge as it switches off expensive gas and diesel.

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Floating solar installed at Brazil hydro plant

Floating solar installed at Brazil hydro plant

Brazil launches first stage of project targeting 10MW floating solar at its hydropower plants, in bid to reduce evaporation and bolster electricity output in drought.

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Tasmania's crazy lurch back into the (expensive) fossil fuel era

Tasmania’s crazy lurch back into the (expensive) fossil fuel era

Due to a combination of bad luck and rotten planning, old school thinking and – guess what – climate change, Tasmania has found itself turning to diesel generator to solve an energy crisis. The state is now paying as much for its power as a remote mine-site in outback Australia.

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King Island achieves 100% renewables for 33 hours straight

King Island achieves 100% renewables for 33 hours straight

Hydro Tasmania’s world-leading hybrid solar, wind and energy storage plant on King Island supplied 100 per cent renewables to the community for nearly two days straight, this month.

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Another record for Australian wind power, as gas generation plunges

Another record for Australian wind power, as gas generation plunges

Wind energy on Australia’s National Electricity Market achieved a new record in July, generating 1,067GWh for the month.