Wind and solar power can be intermittent. Should our usage be too?
Australian wind energy has been under a cloud for much of its decades-long history.
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Skirmishes over funding for renewable energy research are just the latest battle in a saga that stretches back to the early 1980s – years before the public became widely aware of the climate threat.
Companies like Tesla, with batteries and electric cars, are disrupting traditional energy companies in Australia.
Energy companies shouldn't rely on government regulation to protect them from the growing disruption from renewables and increased consumer control.
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Plans to build the world's largest offshore windfarm show projects are getting bigger and bigger, and moving ever further from land.
The rays of hope are there, if you look for them.
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Amid the gloom, here are some hopeful signs that we can meet our climate obligations.
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These countries are well-positioned to lead the way from fossil fuels to low-carbon energy.
High impact usage. Lightning strikes Toronto.
A place for everyone, and everyone in their place. A guide for how you can help build a sustainable energy future.
Across Africa the potential is ripe for a clean energy revolution that upsets and leapfrogs the old fossil-fuel order.
Clean energy in Africa is certainly a possibility despite those in the fossil fuel industry believing this not to be true.
The U.S. could dramatically increase solar and wind power without expensive energy storage. The key is to overlay high-voltage direct current power lines on our system of regional grids.
A solar array goes up in New York. Is this the best place to locate solar, given the relatively clean New York state grid?
The wind and solar industries scored a huge win by getting extended tax credits, but research shows this isn't the best policy for lowering emissions through renewable energy.
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Innovative ideas about how to decarbonise shipping are helping to harness the original renewable power source once more.
California has realised that investing in renewables is smart economic policy.
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Ramping up investment in renewable energy would put Australia on a footing with competitors such as China, Germany and California, which are set to reap the economic benefits of this emerging sector.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s energy ambitions?
In the long run a shift from renewables to fossil fuels will make it harder to reach emissions targets and will harm the UK's international standing.
The research never mentions wind turbines, only low-frequency noise.
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The Australian newspaper’s campaign against wind farms continued this morning with a page one story from the paper’s environment editor Graham Lloyd.
Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet - and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.
Environment minister Greg Hunt wants the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to focus on new technologies, not wind and solar. But that's not what it was set up to do, and Australia already has an agency for that.
The confirmation by Trade Minister Andrew Robb that the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has been ordered to cease future investments in wind power is a major setback to renewable energy, investment…
Wind energy will not cost Australians billions of dollars.
Wind energy is already competitive with fossil fuels, will reduce electricity prices for consumers, and will play a large role in reducing Australia's greenhouse gas emissions.
Wind itself doesn’t cost a penny.
Britain could do more with its green and windy lands.
The senate’s wind inquiry has recommended increasing regulation for wind farms.
Wind turbines have got Canberra in a spin this week. But does the industry need more regulation?
South Australia’s wind farms have coped without baseload power before - they can do it again.
Coal closures announced this week in South Australia will cause employment pain, but could also help pave the way for the state to go 100% renewable - something that modelling suggests is eminently possible.