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.
The G7 leaders at Elnau Castle in Germany.
What to make of the announcement that we'll be off the hydrocarbons in time for the 22nd century? Dream on.
The sun is setting on UK wind power – or is that a new dawn?
The proposed Energy Bill ends wind power subsidies and toughens planning regulations. But it's not all bad news for the industry.
Investment in technologies beyond the existing wind and solar could stagnate in the face of the government’s reduced Renewable Energy Target.
After months of deadlock, a deal has finally been reached to reduce the Renewable Energy Target, ending the uncertainty for industry but also risking an already sparse pipeline of future projects.
Offshore wind may provide the answers the Tories seek.
The Conservatives will have to meet their climate targets somehow, whether by fracking or offshore wind.
One problem with wind power: the wind doesn’t always blow.
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Consumers of wind power pay twice: first via their monthly electricity bill and a second time as taxpayers to finance billions of dollars in subsidies.
The planned wind farm will be four times larger than the current champ - London Array.
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Dogger Bank, a popular fishing spot in the North Sea, could soon host up to 400 wind turbines.
Blowhards? The debate over wind turbines is heated, so it’s best to rely on solid science.
Yesterday, The Australian ran a front-page article about what it called a “groundbreaking” new study on wind turbines and their associated health impacts. The study supposedly found a trend between participants…
Is this the future of offshore wind?
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As wind power companies venture into ever-deeper waters, the traditional windmill-style turbine may not be the most suitable solution. It’s time to look at alternatives. Wind turbines traditionally had…