Australia’s obsession with cheap solar is derailing the market, insiders say

By Liz Hobday and Sybilla Gross - ABC News - 27 May 2019 Rooftop solar industry veterans say Australia has become a dumping ground for poor-quality solar products and some are questioning the regu...

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Nissan says its Leaf batteries will outlast the car by 10-12 years, looks for reuse solutions

By Phil Dziyik - electrek - 24th May 2019 Nissan claims the batteries in its Leaf electric cars will last 22 years, an estimated 10-12 years longer than the average life of the car itself. Niss...

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This desalination device delivers cheap, clean water with just solar power

Making ocean water safe to drink is usually an expensive and polluting prospect. This Finnish startup has found a way to do it with clean energy and a tiny footprint. By Adele Peters - Fast Compan...

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Alinta gets regulatory approval for W.A.’s biggest wind farm

By Giles Parkinson - RenewEconomy - 23 May 2019 Alinta Energy has won regulatory approval for the 212MW Yandin project 150kms north of Perth, which will be the biggest wind farm in Western Austra...

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Tesla’s trumpeted solar shingles are a flop

By James Temple - MIT Technology Review - 15 May 2019 Tesla’s 2016 acquisition of SolarCity is looking worse and worse. And its $1 billion solar gigafactory in Buffalo, New York, which the state...

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China remains the world’s worst polluter but did you know it’s also a leader in renewable energy?

By Christina Zhou - ABC News - 2 July 2019 Shanghai, one of the world's most populous cities, will today enact strict green policies limiting disposable tak...


The US produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal for the first time ever in April – despite President Trump pledging to ‘bring coal back’

By Danyal Hassain - Daily Mail Australia - 27 June 2019 In April, for the first time ever, the US produced more energy from renewable sources than from coal...


Australia’s still building 4 in every 5 new houses to no more than the minimum energy standard

By Trivess Moore, Michael Ambrose & Stephen Berry - The Conversation New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. We ...