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Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

Five red line items that need to be fixed before NEG is agreed

“Even if the Energy Security Board gives Malcolm Turnbull a Rolls Royce model of energy policy, it’s not going to be of much use to the country if he immediately seeks to put it in the garage and lock it up for 10 years.”

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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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Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Signs that federal Labor could “accommodate” the proposed National Energy Guarantee, on the basis that weak emissions targets could be improved later, should be treated with caution.

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Victoria renewables auction attracts 3,500MW of bids, as state warns on NEG

Victoria renewables auction attracts 3,500MW of bids, as state warns on NEG

Victoria says its renewables auction six-times over-subscribed, and warns it won’t accept NEG in current form.

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Google, Apple smash their 100% renewable electricity goals

Google, Apple smash their 100% renewable electricity goals

Within days of each other, Google and Apple both announce they are now matching all of their electricity needs with renewable energy production.

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Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: "Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers"

Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: “Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers”

It’s official, Craig Kelly MP doesn’t rate RE. And while we don’t mind that so much, we do mind his serial bending of the truth to beat up renewables, deny climate change, and shore up coal.

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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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Matt Canavan loves coal "unashamedly" – says it's good for First Australians

Matt Canavan loves coal “unashamedly” – says it’s good for First Australians

Resources minister Matt Canavan says Australian coal will lift the developing world out of poverty; empower First Australians; cut carbon emissions; and catch mice. Let’s get digging!

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This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

This is how baseload gets replaced by renewables and storage

Report from global renewables agency REN21 highlights just how dramatic the global energy transition will be, as the cost of wind and solar continue to fall, and storage continues its rapid adoption.

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Egg whites could power a clean energy future

Egg whites could power a clean energy future

A Japanese researcher has found a way to use molecules from a protein-based chemical found in egg whites to generate hydrogen more efficiently.

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Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers

Cheap wind and solar allows Powershop to cut tariffs to customers

Powershop announces 5% price drop for Victorian customers, one month after huge deal to buy three hydro plants, output of solar and wind farms.