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‘The heat is there’: is there a future for geothermal energy in Australia

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Can Australia’s geothermal energy industry compete with Kenya’s? Photograph: Zhou Xiaoxiong/Alamy

Despite millions of dollars invested, the Australian geothermal energy industry remains in its infancy. Will Arena’s cautious optimism be rewarded?

November 4, 2016 — In July 2010, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena) took a $32m gamble on geothermal energy, investing in Australia’s first demonstration of geothermal electricity generation.  Continue reading ‘The heat is there’: is there a future for geothermal energy in Australia

Cuts to renewables agency will hurt Australia’s global R&D ranking

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The only time Australia’s research and development for renewables outstripped that for fossil fuels was when the Australian Renewable Energy Agency began making grants to renewables in 2013 an Australia Institute report says. Photograph: Shepic/Alamy Stock Photo

Australia had been a big investor in fossil fuels and a low one in renewables, according to International Energy Agency data, but Arena grants changed that

September 11, 2016 — Australia has consistently led the world with its funding of fossil fuel research and consistently lagged other nations when it comes to developing renewable energy, according analysis by the Australia Institute.  Continue reading Cuts to renewables agency will hurt Australia’s global R&D ranking