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The Parkinson Report

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    Abbott's RET curse: PM can cripple renewables - by doing nothing

    Abbott’s RET curse: PM can cripple renewables – by doing nothing

    If Tony Abbott wants to cripple Australia’s renewable energy industry, as many suspect, he can do so without doing anything at all. That’s because the removal of the carbon price could make long-term financing unfeasible, even if the renewables target is unchanged.

    One of the tragedies of Australia’s large scale renewable energy industry is that it has an excellent policy in place. But such is the level of uncertainty about the future of that policy, the industry cannot move forward.

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    Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

    Solar leasing market in Australia could reach $100bn

    New player in solar leasing says Australian market could reach $100 billion. It sees huge demand from businesses, as well as homes when battery storage becomes cost competitive in a few years, and it sees huge appetite from banks and super funds for an annuity style infrastructure investment.

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    CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

    CEFC to provide $120m to unlock Australia rooftop solar finance

    CEFC brings in US solar giant SunEdison to Australian rooftop solar market, and helps local manufacturer Tindo. All told, $166 million will be deployed to expand solar financing and power purchase agreements to avoid up front costs of rooftop solar.

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    Carbon price gone: Next target is wind and solar

    Carbon price gone: Next target is wind and solar

    Coal generators are celebrating the repeal of the carbon price, and large scale renewables are at a standstill. The next item on the COALition agenda is wind and solar, but consumer groups are fighting back.

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    Abbott bets house on coal, as price crashes. And Plan B is?

    Abbott bets house on coal, as price crashes. And Plan B is?

    As Tony Abbott commits Australia’s economy to a fossil fuel future, the market price of coal is crashing, and global capital is turning quickly to clean energy and climate solutions. Has the Abbott government got a Plan B?