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Redback startup charges up new Queensland jobs

Redback startup charges up new Queensland jobs

A Brisbane-based energy technology startup Redback Technologies plans to double its current workforce of 54 over the next six months.

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By train or by ship, transporting coal causes trouble

By train or by ship, transporting coal causes trouble

Derailment of 30 coal wagons is just latest in long list of coal transport accidents which highlight risks from shipping fossil fuels long distances to markets.

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Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers one step closer to efficient, colorful solar panels

Researchers at Netherlands’ AMOLF Institute develop method to make solar panels green. Next stop, red and blue – and maybe even white.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia's wholesale price changes in 2017

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s wholesale price changes in 2017

SA chart paints a picture of how power prices were higher when gas dominated the fuel mix in the state.

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Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Father and son Australian company develops solar-powered drone

Light-weight new drone features standard solar cells, encapsulated in composite material without losing efficiency.

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Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

Graph of the Day: South Australia’s shifting fuel mix

After a low-wind month in June, July’s high wind output means very little reliance on Victorian imports and lower exposure to high-priced gas in SA.

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Trump’s oil problem

Trump’s oil problem

The president promised a surge of jobs and tax revenue from oil. His policies won’t deliver either one.

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Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

Europe offshore wind build-out must triple to bring Paris goals within reach

To support the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting temperature increase to 1.5°C, Europe will need a CO2-neutral electricity supply by 2045.

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Mount Emerald Wind Farm reaches major construction milestone

Mount Emerald Wind Farm reaches major construction milestone

Construction at the $360 million Mount Emerald Wind Farm near Mareeba reached an important milestone last week when the first of 53 turbine foundations was put in place.

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6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

6.5% of global GDP spent subsidising fossil fuels, or $12m every minute

IMF says subsidies to global fossil fuel industry reached $A6.7 trillion in 2015 – or $A18 billion a day, or $A12 million a minute.

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Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Australia’s biggest solar retailer forced to replace non-compliant panels

Euro Solar forced to surrender STCs or replace PV modules after being found to have installed non-compliant solar panels, as part of a Clean Energy Regulator crackdown on Australia’s rooftop solar industry.