‘Renewable energy breeding’ can stop Australia blowing the carbon budget – if we’re quick

Moving to a future powered mainly by renewable energy will be crucial if we are to stay within the global warming limits set out by the Paris Agreement. But building all of this new renewable energy will initially require fossil fuels to help power all of the...

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

Solar photovoltaic 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, with the time frame depending mostly on politics. The protestation from some politicians...

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Tumbling Costs for Wind, Solar, Batteries Are Squeezing Fossil Fuels

Latest BNEF study of comparative costs worldwide shows an 18% improvement in the competitiveness of onshore wind and solar in the last year, and new and rapidly developing roles for batteries. According to BNEF research coal and gas are facing a mounting threat to...

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The pro-coal ‘Monash Forum’ may do little but blacken the name of a revered Australian

The coal industry has a new voice in parliament, in the form of the so-called Monash Forum – an informal government faction featuring former prime minister Tony Abbott and backbench energy committee chair Craig Kelly. The group, which also reportedly contains former...

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Clean Energy Council awards open for nominations

Renewable energy leaders and innovators are invited to nominate for the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards, which highlight innovation and excellence in the Australian renewable energy and energy storage industry. Nominations are open until 31 May, with the winners will...

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As the Libs claim South Australia, states are falling into line behind the National Energy Guarantee

As prime minister, Paul Keating used to say that when you change the government, you change the country. On Saturday South Australians changed their government, and now the country’s energy policy could finally change – and for the better, if current policy...

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Digitalisation and Industry 4.0 boost wind industry’s condition monitoring efficiency to help prevent outages

Advances in condition monitoring technologies have revolutionised predictive maintenance, making it smarter, more efficient and more cost-effective for industry. And with the proliferation of industry 4.0, automation and data exchange technology, it’s becoming clear...

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