Daily update: EVs could double grid storage capacity – at zero cost

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Daily update: EVs could double grid storage capacity – at zero cost


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail28.wdc01.mcdlv.net

1:42 PM (15 minutes ago)

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EVs could double grid storage capacity at no extra cost; China plans $65bn carbon market at around $18/tonne; CBA pressed to disclose climate risk; Wind generation falls to 2-year low; China shows there’s more to renewables than fighting climate change; Is this the peak of centralised energy?; Tesla gigafactory to run on renewables; Indian coal producer to invest $80m in solar, wind energy projects; New solar capacity beats natural gas in US first half of 2014; Polish towns abandons coal; and Australia’s built environment and water cleantech leaders.
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