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Daily update: CCA’s Fraser wants RET extended, coal generators closed


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail65.atl51.rsgsv.net

2:43 PM (21 minutes ago)

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Bernie Fraser wants RET extend, coal generators closed; Macfarlane: Flood market with gas, but not wind or solar; Energy efficiency evolves from “hidden” fuel to “first” fuel; ABB sees future of micro and nano grids; Post-Fukushima Japan turns to offshore wind and solar; German coal generation falls to 10-year low; Who are Australia’s top cleantech contenders; Rooftop solar panels now cheaper than coal in Philippines; $10 bet leads to new synthetic grapheme; and Greenhouse gas concentrations hit record high.
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