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Articles by Kane Thornton

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NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

NEG must grow new renewable energy capacity, not shrink it

It remains unclear how the NEG will ensure the investor confidence required to deliver a strong pipeline of new clean energy projects.

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Time for old coal to hang up the boots

Time for old coal to hang up the boots

At this time of year, football matters, but in the case of Australia’s energy system, the stakes are much higher and it affects us all.

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Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.

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Fresh energy needed to cut through silly season fiasco

Fresh energy needed to cut through silly season fiasco

Last week served as a reminder – as if we needed another one – that climate policy is still a wild ride in Australian politics.

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Even the new US president can't Trump clean energy

Even the new US president can’t Trump clean energy

The impact of America’s new President on clean energy in the US and Australia is difficult to predict. But there are a couple of forces even he can’t Trump: physics and economics.

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Enough cheap shots: It's time to embrace renewables and storage

Enough cheap shots: It’s time to embrace renewables and storage

It was disappointing some politicians used a natural disaster to play cheap political games and blame renewable energy for a blackout caused by freak weather.

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Innovative energy future on the chopping block

Innovative energy future on the chopping block

This week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded 12 cutting-edge solar power projects. It could be the last grant funding it ever makes.

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Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target provides a fantastic opportunity to create some 15,200 jobs and $40.4 billion in investment out to 2020 and beyond.

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Renewable industry energised for a better year in 2016

Renewable industry energised for a better year in 2016

The challenges and opportunities of 2016 are already in full swing for the renewable energy industry, and it’s a quantum leap from where we were this time last year.

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New climate playlist strikes more promising chord

New climate playlist strikes more promising chord

While the government’s core policies to encourage renewable energy remain the same for now, everything else is very different.

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How Malcolm Turnbull can revive renewable energy industry

How Malcolm Turnbull can revive renewable energy industry

There are a couple of very easy things Malcolm Turnbull can do to return stability to renewable energy industry and kick-start investment.