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Alternative Energy News: Australian Focus

Landmark $230m solar deal taps government and CBA - Newcastle Herald


Newcastle Herald

Landmark $230m solar deal taps government and CBA
Newcastle Herald
The backers of three large solar farms have locked in the final piece of their funding puzzle after securing debt financing from a group including the federal government and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Local developer Edify Energy and its German ...
'Huge surge': Solar energy take-up hits new high as gas, electricity ...The Sydney Morning Herald
Launceston state's solar power hotspot: Australian Photovoltaic InstituteTasmania Examiner
Monash Uni tenders for new wind or solar farm in Australian firstOne Step Off The Grid (blog)
The Mercury -RenewEconomy -The Advertiser
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Let's be the battery of the nation - The Mercury


The Mercury

Let's be the battery of the nation
The Mercury
We also have nation-leading expertise when it comes to integrating renewable energy into the grid in a stable and affordable way. We've done that innovatively and successfully in Tasmania, and it's the very challenge mainland Australia is starting to ...

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The way out of energy crisis is reliable coal plants, not renewables - The Australian


Manufacturers' Monthly

The way out of energy crisis is reliable coal plants, not renewables
The Australian
AGL claims it has “a plan to get out of coal as smoothly as possible — embracing cleaner, more sustainable sources of energy like solar, wind and hydro”. This, it says, will be an “orderly” process beginning five years from now and finishing in 2050 ...
NSW households to pay more for power as wholesale electricity costs rise9news.com.au

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Australia in for long wait to see thermal solar energy benefits - Manufacturers' Monthly


Manufacturers' Monthly

Australia in for long wait to see thermal solar energy benefits
Manufacturers' Monthly
Solar thermal power in Australia may not be commercially viable for another 20 years or more, it has been claimed. Energy minister Josh Frydenberg has backed the development of the technology domestically – although he has warned it could take until ...

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A Lack Of Ambition On Renewable Energy Is Keeping South Australia In The Dark - Huffington Post Australia


Huffington Post Australia

A Lack Of Ambition On Renewable Energy Is Keeping South Australia In The Dark
Huffington Post Australia
It's true that South Australia's renewable energy target is ambitious, and ambition is exactly what we need to solve our state's energy crisis. We are on the cusp of an energy revolution and it's time our national grid got ready for it. We South ...
Using abandoned mines for renewable energyArchitecture and Design
The great gas con: there are cheaper, cleaner alternativesEchonetdaily
Turning old mines into renewable energy projectsThe Fifth Estate
Socialist Worker Online
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NSW could be dark horse of Australia's renewable energy boom - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

NSW could be dark horse of Australia's renewable energy boom
RenewEconomy
Then there is the new Labor energy minister in Western Australia, Ken Wyatt, who is yet to declare his hand, but who is likely to scupper the state subsidy for electricity which disguises the high cost of its fossil fuels. Renewables, and particularly ...
Electric Grid Study Ordered by U.S. Energy Chief to Boost CoalBloomberg

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Renewable energy target of 50pc reached early in South Australia - ABC Online


ABC Online

Renewable energy target of 50pc reached early in South Australia
ABC Online
Renewable energy production in South Australia has hit the state's target almost eight years ahead of schedule. The Government's target is for 50 per cent of the state's energy to be supplied from renewable sources by 2025, and in the past year it has ...
Coalition supporters back quicker shift to renewable energyThe Sydney Morning Herald
SA power crisis: Renewable energy production in SA at 50 per cent, eight years ahead of scheduleThe Advertiser
Renewable energy production in South Australia crosses target of 50 percentInternational Business Times AU
The Australian -CleanTechnica -Manufacturers' Monthly
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Xenophon team split on South Australia's renewable energy targets - The Australian


Xenophon team split on South Australia's renewable energy targets
The Australian
A high-profile prospective candidate for Nick Xenophon's new SA Best party, set up to contest the next South Australian election, has sparked internal division by slamming “reckless” renewable energy targets that hurt business and make little ...

Arrival of big solar puts renewable energy target back on track - RenewEconomy


RenewEconomy

Arrival of big solar puts renewable energy target back on track
RenewEconomy
Australia is now on track to meet its renewable energy target of 33,000GWh by 2020, Australia's Clean Energy Regulator has said, driven largely by the current burst of growth in the large-scale solar market. Jay Hender, the Regulator's general manager ...
Three charts on: the incredible shrinking renewable energy job marketThe Conversation AU
Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2017 - IRENAIRENA

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Australia on cusp of large-scale solar boom as setup costs tumble, experts say - ABC Online


ABC Online

Australia on cusp of large-scale solar boom as setup costs tumble, experts say
ABC Online
Ivor Frischknecht, who heads the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) — the agency that delivers Federal Government funding for renewable projects — said the boom was approaching sooner than anyone expected. "A couple of years ago we ...

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