Solar power

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Australia’s ‘sun tax’: solar energy supporters split over how to make electricity grid fairer
Rule changes aimed at making room for more household solar systems and batteries on the grid would be unfair to current owners, some say

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

16, Jul, 2021 @8:00 PM

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UK ministers resist calls to reduce VAT on green home improvements
MPs and builders want tax cut included in government strategy to cut emissions from home heating

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Jul, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Global wind and solar power capacity grew at record rate in 2020
BP’s annual report reveals renewable energy boom in pandemic coincided with slump in demand for oil

Jillian Ambrose

08, Jul, 2021 @2:05 PM

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Farmers swap crops for energy as east of England solar farm proposals double
Applications on sites in Herts, Cambridgeshire and Essex climb to 840 megawatts in last five months

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

28, Jun, 2021 @12:46 PM

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Mining holds the key to a green future – no wonder human rights activists are worried
Renewable energy will rely heavily on an industry already berated for human rights violations

Kevin Watkins

27, Jun, 2021 @12:03 PM

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Most new wind and solar projects will be cheaper than coal, report finds
Almost two-thirds of renewable energy schemes built globally last year expected to undercut coal costs

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

23, Jun, 2021 @9:28 AM

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Environment minister rules huge renewable energy hub in WA ‘clearly unacceptable’
Sussan Ley says planned Pilbara development would harm wetlands and threatened bird species

Adam Morton Environment editor

21, Jun, 2021 @3:05 AM

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BP buys string of US solar farms for £155m in clean energy drive
Projects to be developed across 12 states by Lightsource BP will be capable of powering 1.7m homes

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

01, Jun, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Oman plans to build world’s largest green hydrogen plant
Oil-producing nation aims plant powered by wind and solar energy to be at full capacity by 2038

Laura Paddison

27, May, 2021 @8:51 AM

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Household solar uptake meant demand on Australia’s grid in summer peak fell to five-year low
Audit underlines role renewables are playing in making coal-fired power unprofitable, expert says

Adam Morton Environment editor

18, May, 2021 @1:34 AM

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Solar pushback: how US power firms try to make people pay for going green
In states such as Kansas, energy companies are seeking to impose financial charges on people who install rooftop solar arrays

Haines Eason for the New Territory and Emily Holden for Floodlight

13, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year
New wind and solar power projects in China, Europe and the US spurred 45% rise in rate of new capacity

Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent

11, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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