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Category: CleanTech Bites

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Hunt says renewables target equivalent to $90/tonne carbon tax

Hunt says renewables target equivalent to $90/tonne carbon tax

Hunt says leaving renewable energy target as is would be equivalent of $90/tonne carbon tax. That’s true, but only if retailers refuse to build wind and solar farms.

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BHP wants carbon price and more, Dunlop says still not good enough

BHP wants carbon price and more, Dunlop says still not good enough

BHP flags carbon price, complementary policies to address climate change, former coal chief and board candidate Ian Dunlop says it’s still not enough.

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Queensland coal projects bring 'unprecedented' investor risk

Queensland coal projects bring ‘unprecedented’ investor risk

IEEFA report says proposals for new coal facilities in Queensland’s Galilee Basin introduce ‘unprecedented’ levels of financial complexity and risk.

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Keppel Prince closes wind manufacturing after Abbott targets RET

Keppel Prince closes wind manufacturing after Abbott targets RET

Keppel Prince mothballs wind energy manufacturing, sacks 100 as Abbott government declares war on RET and wind energy.

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SEXI solar proposal: NSW councils team up for major solar projects

SEXI solar proposal: NSW councils team up for major solar projects

32 NSW councils seek federal backing to install and gather data from a broad range of PV and solar thermal technologies.

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The last hurrah for expensive nuclear energy industry?

The last hurrah for expensive nuclear energy industry?

The total bill for the first nuclear reactor to be built in UK in a generation has surged more than 50%, as the EU approved subsidies that will amount for two-thirds of the extraordinary $45 billion price tag for the 3.2GW facility. Even the FT describes it as the last hurrah for the nuclear industry.

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Household solar "safe" as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Household solar “safe” as Abbott takes aim at large scale renewables

Abbott government says no changes to household solar, but wants large scale renewables target slashed by two thirds. So much for “ditching” the Warburton Review.

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How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

How Victoria could go solar, save millions and boost jobs

CEC report says Victoria could easily adjust solar and energy efficiency policy to save hundreds of millions in costs, boost jobs and cut emissions.

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Why whole towns will want to take themselves off-grid

Why whole towns will want to take themselves off-grid

Going off-grid will help towns boost jobs, increase reliability of their energy supply, and lower costs. What’s to lose?

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Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Will household customers get screwed again on network tariffs?

Solar industry scathing on modelling used to justify fixed and TOU tariffs. Households, particularly solar ones, set to get dudded again on network charges.

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How a NSW community solar project raised $120k in 10 days

How a NSW community solar project raised $120k in 10 days

Repower Shoalhaven raised $120k in just 10 days to install a 99kW community solar system that could save the local bowling club up to $400k.