Daily update: The great solar riddle: Saving money, the planet, or energy independence?

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Daily update: The great solar riddle: Saving money, the planet, or energy independence?


Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail9.atl111.rsgsv.net

3:17 PM (12 minutes ago)

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The solar riddle; CEC launches campaign as renewables industry prepares for fatal blows; Infigen Energy warns of write-downs, debt crisis; Suntech winds up solar R&D as policy uncertainty bites; Why fossil fuels can’t solve the problems created by fossil fuels; Aus breakthrough be boost for hydrogen fuel cells; Sorry Bill Gates, but you’re wrong about energy poverty; Carnegie signs wave energy research deal with EU firms; and bird death claims from solar plant exaggerated by some media.
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Last ditch campaign emerges as Abbott government prepares its coup-de-grace and renewables companies warns of disastrous outcomes.
Infigen Energy warns of major write downs for industry, and a potential debt crisis for the company, if renewables uncertainty continues.
Suntech winds up solar R&D in Australia and will focus on China. Policy uncertainty, and need to expand into storage and smart grids, blamed.
Natural gas is not the bridge to clean energy; it’s the road to more climate change.
A research team from Australia has developed a new way to use solar energy for producing hydrogen, potentially leading to lower costs.
When it comes to energy poverty, Bill Gates (and the Australian government) is arguing for outdated and ineffective solutions that will keep people energy poor. It is time we deploy 21st century energy solutions and put power directly in the hands of the poor.
Carnegie teams with group of European power industry firms and UK based wave energy developer to reduce costs and increase reliability.
Between 1,000 and hundreds of thousands of birds are falling victim to a solar plant’s ‘death rays’ according to some media sources.

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