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GBM Announces Plans for 60MW Solar Farm on Former Evaporation Ponds

GBM Gold, an Australian gold mining company has recently announced its plans of establishing a 60-megawatt solar farm on old evaporation ponds used for underground mining near Bendigo in central Victoria. As reported by Renew Economy, the company made public that the solar farm was designed for 174 hectares of the Woodvale Evaporation Pond Complex …

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Solar Panels: How do they work?

Fifty years ago, solar panels were so expensive that they were used mainly for powering billion-dollar space probes, and that’s about it. But as the panels became cheaper — and as environmental worries about coal and other fossil fuels made renewable energy sources like solar more attractive — solar panels began sprouting up all over …

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Oil giant Shell to take on Australian power utilities within a decade

Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to lay down a substantial challenge to Australia’s major power utilities within a decade, focusing on the power trading business and providing services to customers wanting solar, storage and electric vehicles. The plans signaled by one of the world’s biggest oil and gas companies highlight the looming threat to …

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4 Creative Ways Cities Are Transitioning To A Clean Energy Future

Mayors from cities across the U.S. are stepping up and committing to broad and inspirational action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonize local energy systems. This leadership is especially critical given lack of federal climate action, but translating a mayoral commitment to reality can be a challenge. City staff face many hurdles when attempting …

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Climate Change driven extreme heat threatens health of South Australians

Extreme heat events will threaten the health of residents in south-eastern South Australia, including the major metro area of Adelaide, unless urgent action is taken to combat climate change. That’s the verdict of a new report predicting a rapid increase in the number of days over 35°C in South Australia. The ‘Heatwatch’ report by The Australia …

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Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

You might only think about energy storage when your laptop or cellphone are running out of juice, but utilities can plug bigger versions into the electric grid. And thanks to rapidly declining lithium-ion battery prices, using energy storage to stretch electricity generation capacity. Based on our research on energy storage costs and performance in North Carolina, and our analysis of the potential role energy …

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