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Swiss group Alevo announces $1 bn investment in battery manufacturing.

Guardian: “Could a long-vacant cigarette factory in North Carolina build the rechargeable battery that will unlock the future of the clean energy economy?”

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Giant battery unit aims at renewable-power storage holy grail.

Bloomberg: “At a windy mountain pass on the edge of the Mojave Desert, North America’s most potent collection of batteries used for storing unused power is humming its way toward an electricity revolution.”

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China targets 100 GW PV by 2020 and no more state support.

REW.com: “….let’s jump right in and look at the latest aggressive targets now being finalized by Beijing under its upcoming five-year plan for the sector between 2016 and 2020.”

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Solar and wind cost may fall to level for coal by 2020s, study says.

Bloomberg:  “The cost of solar and onshore wind power may fall to the same level as generation from fossil fuels by the 2020s, energy consultant Poyry Oyj (POY1V) said in a report.”

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Renewables spending on the increase after two years of decline – except EU.

Bloomberg: “About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a record, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.”

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“Political will is only barrier to 100% renewables.”

TheEcologist: “A report published ahead of tomorrow’s UN Climate Summit shows that we can meet all our energy needs from renewables, writes Paul Brown – poor nations and prosperous, tiny islands and great cities, in any part of the globe.

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“US solar and wind start to outshine gas”: FT.

FT: “Large wind farms and solar plants are now cost-competitive with gas-fired power in many parts of the US even without subsidy, according to Lazard, raising the prospect of a fundamental shift in the country’s energy market.”

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“Sun and wind alter global landscape, leaving utilities behind.”

NYT: “Of all the developed nations, few have pushed harder than Germany to find a solution to global warming. And towering symbols of that drive are appearing in the middle of the North Sea.”

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Renewable energy grows at fastest ever rate.

Guardian: “Wind, solar and other renewable power capacity grew at its strongest ever pace last year and now produces 22% of the world’s electricity, the International Energy Agency said on Thursday in a new report.”

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Green energy co-ops blocked by UK government regulator.

Guardian: “The future of community-owned green energy projects that ministers say are crucial to break the dominance of the ‘big six’ is being put at risk by the Financial Conduct Authority, according to co-operatives and the Labour party.”

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