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Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Small bumps on the road to 100% renewable energy

Two small Australian towns want to become 100% powered by renewable energy. Crikey intern Diana Hodgetts looks at some overseas examples and finds 100% renewable is nice, but not always 100% reliable.

Clean energy providers bypassing the big power retailers

Clean energy providers bypassing the big power retailers

Pacific Hydro's wind farm will be financed without a big power retailer involved. Is this the future or just a last hurrah for the Clean Energy Finance Corporation?

CEFC: a look at green loan programs around the world

CEFC: a look at green loan programs around the world

Australia's new $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which will provide investment and green loans to Aussie businesses, is similar in concept to policies underway in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Budget breakdown: the holding pattern on clean-tech investment

Budget breakdown: the holding pattern on clean-tech investment

In the first of a series of post-budget reports, Fiona Armstrong and Laura Eadie from the Centre for Policy Development explore options to encourage innovation and roll out less mature renewable energy technologies.

Cleantech trends: the missing links stifling development

Cleantech trends: the missing links stifling development

Cleantech may well be the industry of the new millennium, but even in a year when investments in clean energy outstripped those in fossil fuels the Australia sector remains a mere blip on the radar of local investors. Giles Parkinson reports.

Australia’s renewable roadblocks: Clean Energy Council reports

Australia’s renewable roadblocks: Clean Energy Council reports

The clean energy industry in Australia enjoyed one of its most successful years in 2010, but it’s not entirely clear that it has that much to celebrate, writes Giles Parkinson of Climate Spectator.

Republican-slide stifles clean energy plan

Republican-slide stifles clean energy plan

US President Barack Obama’s plans for climate reform look dead and buried by the widespread Republican victories in the nation's midterm elections. But at least there's California, writes Climate Spectator's Giles Parkinson.

How to power the entire planet with renewable energy

How to power the entire planet with renewable energy

Ridding the world of fossil fuels doesn't have to be a pipe dream, say scientists Mark Jacobson and Mark Delucchi. Here's their plan to supply 100% of the world's energy needs with wind, water and solar technologies by 2030.

ET phones China

ET phones China

China is getting on the energy technology bandwagon -- that is, they're starting to embrace clean power and energy efficiency -- in a big way, writes Thomas Friedman.

State of the planet

State of the planet

Flannery's plan: buy forests to help environment ... Bush to commit $2 billion to climate change fund ... New power generation: Alternative energy sources ... China weather chaos a sign of things to come ...