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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

Surge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions

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Wind power installations raced ahead in 2015, accounting for more than half of all new electricity generation worldwide. Photograph: Bryn Lennon/Getty Images
Falling coal use in China and the US and a shift towards renewable energy globally saw energy emissions level for the second year running, says IEA

March 16, 2016 — Falling coal use in China and the US and a worldwide shift towards renewable energy have kept greenhouse gas emissions level for a second year running, one of the world’s leading energy analysts has said.

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