The Mugga Lane Solar Farm in the ACT is part of a new wave of large-scale renewable energy projects.
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Australia could be getting half of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025, even without government subsidies for new wind and solar projects, according to a new analysis of energy industry trends.
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Scientists have modelled the effects of huge hypothetical energy projects in the desert.
The shrinking supply of Colorado River water is evident at the Hoover Dam on the border of Arizona and Nevada.
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Taking millions of gallons of water permanently out of the Colorado River amid a prolonged drought would surely start an interstate fight.
Offshore wind turbine near Scotland.
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Generating less electricity with fossil fuels could help save lives.
Solar lowers prices and shifts when daily peak demand hours are.
Large-scale solar and wind tend to push energy prices down, which sounds great as a consumer. But that makes keeping the grid in constant balance harder.
Mass. Gov. Charlie Baker signed a comprehensive energy law in 2016 that authorized the development of new offshore wind and hydroelectric projects.
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Several states, including Massachusetts and Rhode Island, have developed ambitious renewable energy targets that hinge in large part on getting their power from turbines stationed in the water.
Annual water requirements of a PHES-supported 100% renewable electricity grid would be much less than the current fossil fuel system, because wind and PV do not require cooling water.
Wind turbines are becoming as American as haybales.
While wind energy is often perceived as controversial, that may be due to the tyranny and power of unrepresentative anecdotes.
Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, left, speaks with Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffery Grybowski in 2016.
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Experts expect the wind business to remain brisk in the US and abroad, on land and offshore.
The coils winding facility building in France, where a global effort to build the ITER fusion energy reactor is underway.
As fusion becomes more technically viable, it's time to assess whether it's worth the money because breakthroughs in the lab don’t guarantee success in the marketplace.
Cape Verde’s renewable energy resources account for about 25% of total energy production.
With cutting-edge technologies and innovative business practices, Cape Verde can achieve its goal in a way that is cost-effective and equitable
The price of new-build renewable energy is expected to fall significantly relative to new-build coal energy in coming years.
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The price of renewable energy will fall significantly relative to new-build coal in coming decades, making an all-renewable electricity system more desirable, both economically and environmentally.
Yallourn Power Station in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.
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On Q&A, an audience member said renewable energy is 'now cheaper than coal'. Senator Matt Canavan disagreed, saying renewables are not 'at the moment, cheaper than coal'. Let's look at the numbers.
As more wind turbines have been put in place, the cost of wind energy has gone down.
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If history is a guide, policies that promote wind power expansion will lead to lower prices – potentially beating fossil fuels in the US by 2030.
South Australia has the most wind energy in the country.
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The South Australian and federal governments' energy feud reached a peak this week, but just who is responsible?
Even the cleanest coal plants add millions of tonnes of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere each year.
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Nobody in business wants to touch new "clean" coal plants, which means taxpayers would be left to foot the billion-dollar bills.
The rise of renewable energy is one reason the world is shifting away from coal.
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Global emissions from fossil fuels have stalled. That puts us in the right place to keep warming below 2℃, but there's plenty of work still to be done.
Wind farms are pushing down the price of electricity in the electricity market.
Chris J Stewart, Starfish Wind Farm, Cape Jervis, South Australia.
South Australia's recent blackout raised questions about the role of wind energy in Australia's electricity network.
Australia has some of the world’s best ocean energy resources.
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Australia has the world's largest wave energy resource – so how do we unlock our ocean's potential?
Queensland’s got a long way to go to meet its renewable target.
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Queensland currently gets 7% of it's electricity from renewable sources - but is aiming for 50% by 2030.