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Category: Governments

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Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott: Modelling assumptions change, but result more or less the same

Schott scolds government for “spitting the dummy” on Clean Energy Target, but defends design of NEG, saying it clear that more renewables have weakened energy system.

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Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Know your NEM: Waiting for COAG to vote on the NEG

Federal Government is something of a lame duck and, in our view, lacks moral authority in the area of energy policy.

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Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Renewables option $1.3 billion cheaper than keeping Liddell open

Report finds combination of wind power, smart controls and energy efficiency would cost $2.2bn over five years, compared to $3.6bn to keep coal plant open.

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Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

Australia under new pressure to get serious about climate in 2018

COP23’s “Talanoa dialogue” will put pressure on major economies – like Australia – to upgrade their commitments to limit global warming to “well below” 2°C.

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What Frydenberg was told about why NEG was bad policy

What Frydenberg was told about why NEG was bad policy

There is a better alternative to the NEG, taking the lead of the UK, Germany, Portugal, even China, who have all set policy to move aggressively towards clean energy.

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Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Kidston solar + pumped hydro project wins another $5m from ARENA

Stage 2 of Genex Power’s solar and pumped hydro project set to reach financial close in 2018, with help of new federal government grant.

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Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

Queensland’s new coal generator would burn more money than coal

A new coal generator in north Queensland would likely burn up to 79 per cent of its asset base – at the cost to Queensland taxpayers.

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Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Solar industry launches campaign against LNP in Queensland poll

Australian Solar Council launches massive campaign against LNP in Queensland poll, saying there is too much at stake to ignore.

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Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia fails again in climate rankings, but states get honourable mention

Australia’s “unambitious, uninspired” climate policyagain puts it near bottom of global rankings. States get a mention for taking “independent action.”

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Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar eyes NAIF funding for plan to export WA solar to Asia

Pilbara Solar seeks federal government funding for plan to export WA generated solar power to Indonesia, via a sub-sea cable.

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NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

NSW bowls club boosts solar capacity to 414kW, to cut grid power by 25%

Warilla Bowls and Recreation Club joins commercial solar boom, adding another 314kW to existing 100kW array to save $75,000 a year.