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17/07/2014 - 16:48

South Africa is the place to be right now if you are in the renewable energy sector. Renewable energy, is one of the government projects that is being applauded universally. Windlab Africa’s, Peter Venn, and Kevin James, the Lead Strategist at GCX Africa joined Alec in CNBC Africa’s Cape Town studio, to discuss the groundbreaking advances in South Africa’s renewable energy space.

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08/05/2014 - 11:35

The Bungendore farmer hosting wind turbines that Joe Hockey says are utterly offensive is challenging the Treasurer to a bull fight.

Luke Osborne says George, his prized Angus bull, who has lived peacefully under the turbines for years, will travel to Mr Hockey's North Sydney electorate for a match up.

"Yeah, the challenge is out," Mr Osborne said. "If Joe wants to take up the challenge, we will bring George. We are imagining Joe at one end of Miller Street, North Sydney, and George at the other end.

"Perhaps we will get the Governor [of NSW] to start the fight.''

08/05/2014 - 11:04

An eight year study of South Australia’s electricity sector has found that large scale wind energy deployment has dramatically reduced carbon emissions.

The study, conducted by global wind energy development company, Windlab Systems, also found that the emission reductions were achieved without increases in wholesale electricity prices or the need for additional back-up generating capacity.

South Australia has installed large numbers of wind farms over the last eight years and about a quarter of the electricity consumed is now generated by wind.

05/05/2014 - 09:54

In response to comments made by Australia’s Treasurer, please find below a series of wind turbine images courtesy of The Guardian;

The beauty of windfarms – in pictures

A windfarm in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire