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Australia bucks the trend of global renewable advancement

Global shift away from fossil fuels China will reach ‘peak coal’ for its electricity as soon as 2015 as it shifts toward more affordable and less carbon intensive energy options, according to Professor Ross Garnaut. Speaking at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute last week, the senior economist and former federal government climate change adviser predicted

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Abbotts plan to destroy the Solar Industry.

Phillip Coorey Chief political correspondent The federal government is moving towards abolishing the Renewable Energy Target rather than scaling it back in a move that will cost almost $11 billion in proposed investment and which is at odds with the views of its own Environment Minister. The Australian Financial Review understands Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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Solar energy shift leaves taxpayers with unwanted power assets

SARAH FERGUSON, PRESENTER: While Federal Parliament is still debating the future of the carbon tax, a major shake-out of Australia’s energy sector is already under way. Many Australian households have taken action to lower their carbon footprint, dramatically reducing their energy consumption by switching to rooftop solar. At the same time, taxpayers are carrying the

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The Price of Power

With Australian electricity prices amongst the highest in the world, more and more households are going solar. The big power companies say the Renewable Energy Target is undermining their businesses and they want it wound back. The federal government agrees, so who is to blame for the high price of power? Jess Hill investigates. Never

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Cables That Store Electricity

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a way to both transmit and store electricity in a single lightweight copper wire. Copper wire is the starting point but eventually as the technology improves, special fibres could also be developed with nanostructures to conduct and store energy, says nanotechnology scientist and professor Jayan Thomas,

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Power to the People

(As seen on the ABC1 Four Corners Documentary on Monday 7th July 2014) Newspapers, telecommunications and the entertainment industry have all felt the chill winds of change brought on by new technology. Now science is revolutionising power generation. Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it’s decentralising production to the

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Don’t tax the sun

Hi All, As you are probably aware, the energy providers in all their wisdom are doing everything possible to further prevent the take up of solar power in our communities. They should be publicly shamed for their lack of environmental foresight! Below is a petition, if you wish to sign, to stop the government putting

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45kw HYBRID with 24kw battery back up being installed in Albury NSW

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Electricity Network SELL OFF

For any of our customers concerned with the continued privatisation our power networks, a site that may be of interest. http://stoptheselloff.org.au/get-the-facts/

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LiFePo Batteries

A lot of our recent SAPs inquiries have had customers ask about LiFePo batteries or Lithium Iron Phosphate cells. These batteries have only been in the Australian market now for 2-3 years with very few distributors/resllers having any real installation experience. LiFePo batteries offer 3 main benefits over traditional Gel or sealed flooded cell batteries,

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