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Australia Defence Looks To Solar Power To Cut Costs, Lift Security

The Australian Department of Defence has made it first major push into solar energy, calling a tender for solar power system to be installed at its Satellite Communications Station (ADSCS) at Kojarena, near Geraldton, in Western Australia Australia Defence Looks To Solar Power To Cut Costs, Lift Security was originally published on

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Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

Whether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification. The numerous announcements from automakers declare their brands will begin electrifying all vehicles post a certain date; to be clear, that does not mean cars will be solely electric. What it does likely mean is a widespread adoption of 48-volt...

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Graph Of The Day: Live Renewable Energy Share & Emissions By State

Originally published by RenewEconomy, September 19 One of the most popular features of the RenewEconomy website is the live generation widget, found on all pages or in more detail here, that shows how much of the country's generation comes from coal, gas, hydro, wind, solar and rooftop installations at a particular point in time. Now, two new [&hellip Graph Of The Day: Live Renewable …

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The 4 Main Pillars of Enhancing Utility Grid Resilience

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have increased the urgency of acting to make our electricity grids more resilient. While America's utilities have significantly improved grid reliability overall, extreme weather events, including storm surges, floods, heat storms and droughts continue to increase in intensity and frequency. In this environment, utilities, governments and other stakeholders need to take longer and deeper looks at building resilience to limit and mitigate the risks to customers. But where …

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Falling STC price could impact the cost of solar

By mid-2017, solar system installations across Australia had increased by 23 percent. Despite this being good news for the renewable industry, the high uptake of rooftop solar has also led to an oversupply of Small-Scale Technology Certificates (STCs). This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

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Battery storage to become commonplace over the next 10 years: poll

Findings by a new Australian poll reveal that majority of Australians strongly believe in renewable energy and home battery storage as the only effective solution to a more affordable, reliable electricity supply. This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by Regine Cabilla. Share the …

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Intermittent Renewables Are Up. So Where Is All of the Gas?

A review of Europe's top wind-powered countries seems to refute the idea that gas peaking capacity is required to balance out intermittent generation. But partly it's because these high-wind nations have unique balancing acts, and partly because gas is not the answer after all. As of 2015, Denmark, Ireland, Portugal and Spain were all covering more than 20 percent of their electricity demand with wind, according to figures

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Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars. The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, and the country is now Silicon Valley automaker Tesla's third-largest market. However, Norway's latest taxation proposal could have serious implications for Tesla in the near future. DON'T MISS: Half...

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Autonomous Cars Have Shorter Range Due To High Power Consumption By Computers

The computers needed for self-driving cars suck up so much power that they actually detract from overall range and lead to lower fuel economy. Is that a problem? Autonomous Cars Have Shorter Range Due To High Power Consumption By Computers was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do

When asked about major threats to their country, Europeans are more likely than Americans to cite global climate change, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. Just 56 percent of Americans see climate change as a major threat, versus an average of 64 percent of Europeans surveyed. Why the difference? Like climate data itself, data regarding […] The post Why People Around The World Fear Climate Change More Than Americans Do appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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European Business Angels Are Rediscovering Cleantech

Private investors often lack knowledge about the latest trends in cleantech, says Candace Johnson, president of the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) in an interview with Energy Post. But they are catching up quickly. EBAN has started a partnership with sustainable energy accelerator InnoEnergy to learn more about what is happening in the cleantech sector. […] The post European Business Angels Are Rediscovering Cleantech appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Small European nation becomes a “living lab” for urban innovation researchers

When you think of innovation hubs around the world, Andorra, a tiny country tucked between Spain and France, may not come to mind. But, for several years, the 180-square-mile nation of 77,000 people has served as a “living lab” for researchers from MIT Media Lab's City Science Initiative to prototype, deploy, and test urban innovation. The researchers have, for example, developed CityScope Andorra, a 3-D augmented-reality …

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What’s New for the EPA’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program?

This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency posted the 2016 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program (GHGRP) data online. While there are positive trends in the type of data included and the ways that data are measured, the general picture is of an industry with many remaining opportunities to reduce emissions. The GHGRP is an emissions reporting […] The post What's New for the EPA's Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program? appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article