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Tag: "renewable energy"

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500 BMW i3 batteries connected to UK wind farm

500 BMW i3 batteries connected to UK wind farm

Sweden’s Vattenfall connects 500 BMW i3 batteries to 228MW wind farm in South Wales, in “UK’s largest” co-located onshore wind and battery project.

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A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

A 100% renewable grid isn’t just feasible, it’s already happening

Debate over whether we can run electric grids on 100% renewables in coming decades misses a key point: many countries and regions are already there.

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Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG

Why Narrabri should choose wind, solar over CSG

Report finds Narrabri has “enormous potential” for renewables, with scope for between 1GW and 4.5GW of large-scale solar and wind, that would create 500-2,600 permanent local jobs.

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Australia's "hidden" carbon price - it's trading at nearly $18

Australia’s “hidden” carbon price – it’s trading at nearly $18

It’s time to take a closer look at current and forecast price for carbon offsets in the Australian market. The outcome may surprise.

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Market Insight residential electricity price series

Market Insight residential electricity price series

New data shows that energy consumers are paying more than they think in their bills, and more than what the regulator admits.

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Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Malcolm Turnbull has become a de-facto climate denier

Macron’s dressing down of Malcolm Turnbull on his lack of leadership on climate change underlines a disturbing point: Turnbull may not deny the science of climate change, but he does deny the need to act now, and the economic benefits of embracing renewables.

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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.