Daily update: Is it time for Queensland to ditch reliance on gold-plated grid?

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Daily update: Is it time for Queensland to ditch reliance on gold-plated grid?


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Time for Qld to ditch gold-plated grid?; Plans launched for community-owned energy retailer; India to become renewables superpower; Ergon says solar is game changer for energy business models; SunEdison claims world’s cheapest solar; Newman refuses briefing with top scientists; Network gold plating to be investigated; NY’s bold new plan to expand solar; Redefining future of the grid; and Why you might actually enjoy life in a degrowth economy.
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