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Top 10 energy predictions for 2015

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This year will see wind and solar breakthrough 55GW each, but storage and smart homes will be mainly sizzle rather than steak. Fossil fuel prices will remain under pressure, hurting coal but also electric vehicle sales. Meanwhile solar costs will reach such low levels that maybe even Bjorn Lomborg and Matt Ridley will have to admit they got it wrong.

Obama's American and Indian dream; EU carbon fix falters

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The week in clean energy saw Obama outline his climate intentions and commit to helping India meet its solar goal, while EU carbon fell on oversupply dithering.

Queensland Labor talks bold, promises little on renewable energy

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Labor has released a policy statement boldly titled, A Solar Future. It needs to carry the accompanying line - 'how we'll study it but not implement it'.

Picking apart a weak wind farm report

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The most recent 'wind syndrome' study breaks a raft of basic tenets of scientific inquiry and, by doing so, creates a spurious correlation. It is not a good report.

Why Pacific Hydro commissioned the Cape Bridgewater wind farm acoustic study

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Some have questioned why we would do such a thing. Our response to this is that we have never felt that we have anything to hide. We do not believe the study has found anything strong enough to warrant further action.

US wind rebounds, up sixfold in year

Installation surge on tax credit extension; China still dominates new builds.

India's Suzlon sells German unit

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Wind energy giant to offload Senvion for $1.4bn to cover debts.

Did PacHydro give a free kick to the anti-wind lobby?

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The Aussie wind farm developer has paid for the anti-wind farm lobby to take its best free shot at linking wind turbines to health woes – by cherrypicking 6% of the data from three households, it's got its answer.

IRENA downplays an oil price threat

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The renewables agency says the clean energy sector will remain competitive, with a range of renewables already on par with fossil fuels. The agency says the focus should now switch to balance-of-system costs.

New wind farm study 'a load of hot air'

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Clean Energy Council says research not rigorous; questions acoustician's objectivity.

World wind power to almost double to 650GW by 2020

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Report finds market to grow slowly to $100bn as component costs fall.

Turbines sprout in India, Brazil

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The week in clean energy saw significant large-scale renewables project deals and progressions (mostly wind) while tidal and wave power looked to a decisive 2015.

Epuron questions Coalition's 'wind resistance'

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French developer says govt seems set against renewable technology.

Will 2015 be the year of the climate change barnacle?

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Despite the Abbott axe of 2014, the hottest year on record, solar demand that refuses to die, a strong overseas renewable energy industry and the pressure of Paris give cause for optimism in 2015.

Germany's offshore wind capacity doubles

Installations rise to 2.35GW in year but network connections lag.

Waubra to appeal charities decision

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Anti-wind group to fight revocation of 'health promotion' status.

E.ON commissions large US wind, solar projects

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German utility to build 211MW wind farm, 18MW solar unit.

Renewables industry concedes ground, but government still asking for 20% RET

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The Clean Energy Council has laid bare its willingness to go to 35,000GWh yet Minister Hunt has reaffirmed his 27,000GWh position. However, the government may yet be willing to move.

Waubra loses 'health promotion' charity status

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Anti-wind farm group has status related to 'disease prevention' revoked.

Labor statement on CEC renewables target position

Opposition welcomes Clean Energy Council move.

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