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GE Renewable Energy unveils its largest onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy unveils its largest onshore wind turbine

GE Renewable Energy have recently unveiled its brand new 4.8-158 onshore wind turbine to date - featuring the largest rotor in the segment, an innovative blade design, offers a significant improvement in Annual Energy Production (AEP), and reduces the...

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What carbon budgets do, and what they can do for your business?

What carbon budgets do, and what they can do for your business?

Playing an increasing role in business strategy and planning, carbon budgets - an allowable amount of emissions within a defined time period - are used to assess regulatory, market, and reputational risks, set goals and track progress. In this article,...

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Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible

Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees: really hard, but not impossible

The Paris climate agreement has two aims: "holding the increase in global average temperature to well below 2℃ above pre-industrial levels and pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5℃". The more ambitious of these is not yet out of reach,...

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Grattan report calls for 'capacity mechanism' in Australia's electricity

Grattan report calls for 'capacity mechanism' in Australia's electricity

A new Grattan Institute report has called for preparatory work to begin immediately on a 'capacity mechanism' to ensure reliable electricity supplies with less threat of shortages and blackouts, as well as to encourage investment in new electricity generation,...

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New high-tech electricity-generating yarn unveiled

New high-tech electricity-generating yarn unveiled

An international research team led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas and Hanyang University in South Korea has developed high-tech yarns that generate electricity when they are stretched or twisted, which could use ocean waves and human...

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CIMIC setting an example for construction & engineering sustainability

CIMIC setting an example for construction & engineering sustainability

CIMIC Group's commitment to sustainability has again been recognised by their inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) Australia Index, becoming the only construction and engineering company to receive the acknowledgement.

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Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

Time for pragmatism, not panic, for the electricity market

There was a familiar kneejerk reaction to last week's announcement by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) that there are risks to our electricity supply after the scheduled closure of the Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales in...

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"Energy efficiency is essential" for energy security

"Energy efficiency is essential" for energy security

The Energy Efficiency Council's head of policy Rob Murray-Leach has welcomed the latest Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) report, which states that managing how we use energy will be critical for energy security this summer.

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Macquarie and CEFC partner to boost EV uptake

Macquarie and CEFC partner to boost EV uptake

A $100 million agreement between Macquarie Group's leasing arm and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) to support uptake of electric vehicles (EVs) will provide critical support for the industry's development.

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Solar energy capacity will soon surpass nuclear globally

Solar energy capacity will soon surpass nuclear globally

New data from Green Tech Media (GTM) suggests that rapid adoption of solar power could mean that its global gigawatt capacity rivals that of nuclear power by the end of 2017, and while nuclear currently far exceeds solar in terms of energy generation,...

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