Daily update: Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

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Daily update: Abbott’s new attack on renewables may spark another solar boom

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Renew Economy editor@reneweconomy.com.au via mail12.atl111.rsgsv.net

3:18 PM (33 minutes ago)

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Abbott attack on renewables may spark solar boom; Australia risks being last on renewables; SunPower to trial leasing in Melbourne; Climate change should be on G20 agenda: CEDA; Wind provides 25% of demand in W.A.; Germany meets 75% of domestic electricity demand with renewables; while Japan’s coal use barely moves despite nuclear shutdown; Evidence shows dredge spoil threat to Barrier Reef; Ocean acidity levels’ rapid rise; Bike sharing? Its complicated; and Empire State Building gets efficient.
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Tony Abbott’s renewed attacked on the renewable energy industry might be bad news for wind and large scale solar, but it could spark another ‘solar-coaster’ as households and small businesses rush to install rooftop PV systems before the remaining incentives are closed.
Renewables sector says cutting or killing RET will kill off solar, cost investors billions, and leave Australia ‘dead dog last’ on clean energy.
SunPower to test solar leasing model in Australia with launch of pilot program in Melbourne, offering 25-year locked in monthly rate at no up-front cost.
CEDA report calls climate change a ‘G20 litmus test,’ and test of Australia’s role in tacking global economic problems requiring collective action.
Wind energy accounts for 25% of W.A’s electricity demand – a far cry from days when 5% was said to break the grid.
At 2pm on August 18, the combined output of renewables in Germany amounted to 41GW, or 75% of all domestic power requirements.
Japan has kept fossil energy consumption roughly at pre-recession levels, despite shutting down most of its nuclear power stations since 2011.
Counter to scientific evidence, proponents for the huge expansion of coal ports along the coast of QLD insist dredging won’t harm the Great Barrier Reef.
New study from NOAA shows growing acidification of Alaska’s waters, particularly those off the southern coast, threatens the state’s whole economy.
How many people have traded their car for a bike-share bike? That’s where the certainty ends about how bike-sharing programs benefit the climate.
The energy retrofit at the Empire State Building has changed the trajectory of energy use in buildings.

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