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Trains already 100% Wind Powered in Holland

Initially, trains in the Netherlands were set to run entirely on renewable energy by 2018. However, it seems officials have been able to beat that goal by an entire year. As of the first of January this year, all public transport … Continue reading

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Renewable energy versus nuclear: dispelling the myths

Highly recommended analysis by Mark Diesndorf UNSW – This article, a sequel to one busting the myth that we need base-load power stations such as nuclear or coal, examines critically some of the other myths about nuclear energy and RE. It … Continue reading

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Petition to sign to help our leaders do the right thing

Victoria has a world-class solar resource. But the actions of previous state govts has failed to attract investment in this exciting new technology. Big solar projects are coming online in New South Wales, the ACT, and Queensland, but not yet … Continue reading

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Confidence in renewable energy sector ‘evaporated’ after Abbott cut: Bloomberg

Here’s looking forward to PM Turnbull starting to walk-the-talk: Australia will need to triple <investment> to annual sum of $3.6 billion needed to meet even the lowered RET goal of 33,000 gigawatt-hours of clean energy a year by 2020…”The Liberal and … Continue reading

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4.9cents/kWh solar – project in Saudi at US$49 per MWh contract

PV Tech is reporting that Saudi Electric Company has agreed to build a 50MW solar PV power project under a power purchase agreement paying a rate per kWh or US$49 per megawatt-hour (MWh) without any additional subsidy…companies are already co-operating on another … Continue reading

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Energy Futures

Final of this 3 part series evaluation our options for electricity, especially as all of our coal fired power stations, on which we’re almost 90% dependent, are approaching or past their 50th birthday!! They obviously need to be replaced but … Continue reading

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New Giant Wind Turbines can dramatically change energy production in US

Since 1980, wind energy costs have fallen by more than a factor of 20 in some regions of the country — going from more than 55 cents per kilowatt-hour to  – Current standard height for most wind turbines is 80 m, however … Continue reading

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The renewable energy boom is coming, but Australians are too gutless to lead the way

In the Olympics of energy, Australia just won two gold medals. Martin Green at the University of NSW announced his team had cracked a world-beating 40.4 per cent efficiency in solar cells, and a solar racing car designed by the … Continue reading

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SunEdison to build 350MW of solar PV in Chile – at 9c/kWh

Chile’s National Energy Commission (CNE) has awarded 15-year power supply contracts to SunEdison for solar PV projects totaling 350 MW in the nation’s latest energy supply auction. The company will invest roughly US$700 million in building these projects. While 18 renewable … Continue reading

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Time for Tony Abbott to dump secret nuclear ambitions

“The second is the idea that nuclear is cheap. France is often held out as the prime example of this, but this façade is rapidly fading on the realisation that France will have to spend more in coming years on … Continue reading

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