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The high prices in South Australia should serve as a warning to all. This is what happens when climate change policy is not aligned with energy sector policy
Recent news reports highlighting that the price of generating electricity in South Australia has increased three to four times its historic levels have left politicians, commentators and renewables advocates in an agitated state
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2016-07-20 20:43:18
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Nick Xenophon says there are ‘legitimate questions’ about the renewable energy mix after South Australian price shocksSurging electricity prices in South Australia have sparked calls for a national inquiry into renewable energy and whether the electricity market is coping with the influx of wind and solar
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2016-07-18 22:46:20
Thursday, July 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Critics point to volatility of scheme but energy department says price ‘will not affect bill payers’The total lifetime cost of the planned Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant could be as high as £37bn, according to an assessment published by the UK government. The figure was described as shocking by critics of the scheme, who said it showed just how volatile and uncertain the project had become, given that the same energy department’s estimate 12 months earlier had been £14bn
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2016-07-07 14:57:28
Wednesday, July 6th, 2016      Leave a Comment
As the demand for tobacco declines in the US, farmers in Virginia are experimenting with turning the crop into viable biofuel
Most of the tobacco growing across 80-acres at Briar View Farms in Callands, Virginia is chosen for its flavour and high nicotine content. The leaves are hand-harvested, flue-cured or dark-fired and sold as smoking or chewing tobacco at premium prices
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2016-07-06 00:00:05
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
SunCrowd says its pioneering program, launched in Newcastle on Thursday, has attracted keen interestAustralia’s first bulk-buy program for solar battery storage has launched, with more than 1,000 people in Newcastle expressing interest and more than 500 attending a sign-up event on Thursday night to buy home battery systems
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2016-06-23 15:48:25
Sunday, June 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Greens launch clean energy policy with spending to put solar in schools, a ‘fast-track’ to renewable energy and a right to solar for rentersThe Greens want to regulate the electricity system to ensure a “fair price” is paid for solar-generated electricity and ensure a “legal right” to connect to the grid by forcing energy companies to prove they cannot connect a consumer
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2016-06-05 15:02:20
Thursday, May 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Danish firm that is major investor in UK offshore windfarms expects to sell up to 17% of shares in year’s biggest float so far Danish-based Dong Energy, a major investor in British offshore windfarms, is heading for the world’s biggest stock market flotation so far this year with a price tag for the entire business of 106
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2016-05-26 11:42:23
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
PARIS (Reuters) - The French government has committed to unilaterally set a carbon price floor for electricity producers in a move aimed at curbing coal-fired power generation and boosting renewables.
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2016-04-26 06:20:24
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coalCarbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results
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2016-04-25 10:21:09
Thursday, April 21st, 2016      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - A group of world leaders and international banks on Thursday urged more countries to launch schemes that put a price on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
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2016-04-21 10:36:05
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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Strains over stalled Canadian oil pipeline projects and Ottawa's push to impose a national carbon price hung over talks on Thursday between Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the country's 10 provinces on how to tackle global warming.
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2016-03-03 15:05:51
Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
AGL boss Andrew Vesey wants to bring the energy company into the future, with plans to digitise domestic electricity services and for at-home micro power plants Related: AGL boss: regardless of climate science, it's time to drop the 'emissions business' We’re living in a digital world. That’s a massive undertaking to change the way we’re communicating with our customers Related: Half the price in half the time: solar storage innovation harnesses new energy frontier Continue reading
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2016-02-23 18:49:23
Monday, February 22nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Brisbane company Redback Technologies, backed by researchers from the University of Queensland, says it has cracked the formula for the most cost-effective solar storage system on the Australian market If Tesla’s Powerwall is the “Lamborghini” of the solar storage industry, a small Brisbane company backed by University of Queensland researchers says it has hit on the formula to deliver the “Toyota”
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2016-02-22 19:34:12
Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016      Leave a Comment
Falling technology costs and rising electricity prices make going off the grid appealing but regulations and networks could hold others backLiving off-grid used to be something that people had to do to support modern life in remote communities but living without centralised power is becoming an increasingly mainstream concept
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2016-02-02 22:41:00
Monday, February 1st, 2016      Leave a Comment
The growth in renewable energy is fuelling new jobs in Asia and Africa. Meet three beneficiaries of the new green economy from Zambia, Pakistan and KenyaWhile the price of oil is plummeting, taking with it a significant number of jobs, the renewable energy job market is booming. It is estimated that it will grow to 24m jobs worldwide by 2030 – up from 9
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2016-02-01 04:05:50