Renewable energy

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Great Britain’s electricity system has greenest day ever over Easter
Sun and wind generated 60% of all electricity on Monday, data shows

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

06, Apr, 2021 @4:41 PM

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Community batteries: what are they, and how could they help Australian energy consumers?
Labor proposes funding batteries to allow households with solar power to pool excess electricity. Here’s what you need to know

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Drax to double wood pellet production with biomass firm purchase
Shareholders approve deal for Yorkshire plant despite concerns over carbon, climate and land use

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

31, Mar, 2021 @5:57 PM

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Roaring success of Scottish windfarm shows global potential
Hywind Scotland is breaking world records for maximum output and now other firms are competing for sites

Paul Brown

30, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Twiggy Forrest sets sights on making the impossible possible when it comes to 'pure green energy'
But critics question the continued inclusion of gas in Andrew Forrest’s grand climate ambition

Adam Morton Environment editor

26, Mar, 2021 @7:00 PM

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UK startup Octopus Energy becomes renewable energy giant in £3bn deal
Plan to create 50 million customers after takeover of Octopus Renewables hands UK supplier 300 projects in six countries

Jillian Ambrose

26, Mar, 2021 @12:01 AM

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Australians could be charged for exporting energy from rooftop solar panels to the grid
Proposed changes to the national energy market rules aims to prevent ‘traffic jams’ of electricity on sunny days

Adam Morton Environment editor

24, Mar, 2021 @11:24 PM

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Scottish government set for windfarm windfall of up to £860m
Government of Scotland in line for windfall after lifting cap on maximum bids

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

24, Mar, 2021 @6:06 PM

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‘You can smell if something’s going wrong’: life in an eco-friendly goldfish bowl
Greenhouse in Melbourne’s Federation Square is forging new ground in low-waste living. But what’s it actually like to live in?

Max Brearley

23, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Green groups dispute power station claim that biomass is carbon-neutral
Drax in Yorkshire burns wood pellets to generate electricity, but forests cannot be replaced quickly enough, say campaigners

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

23, Mar, 2021 @12:00 AM

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Coles shuns coal: supermarket giant vows to source all its electricity from renewables by 2025
Australian climate campaigners hail decision: ‘An announcement like this changes the national story’

Graham Readfearn

19, Mar, 2021 @1:01 AM

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Will a British bioelectric hybrid plane really take off?
Boris Johnson set the goal, but the developers of the Beha had to get private investment for their unique craft

Callum Tennant

18, Mar, 2021 @6:00 AM

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