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Category: Governments

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VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

VRET – the only safe bet for consumers, industry and jobs

There is no doubt that Victoria’s renewable energy target will be good for consumers, industry and jobs. They should start the auctions soon.

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Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Consumer bills to jump as networks score court victory over regulator

Australian Energy Regulator loses costly Federal Court battle to control how much NSW network operators can charge for power.

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Solar now Queensland’s largest power station

Solar now Queensland’s largest power station

Queensland has officially become the Solar State with new figures confirming that combined solar rooftops are now Queensland’s largest power station.

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Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a "vote of confidence" in sector

Clean Energy Seed Fund raises $26m – a “vote of confidence” in sector

Clean Energy Innovation Fund completes $26m capital raising, easily surpassing its $20 million target with help from some big investors.

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Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Trump’s clean energy budget cuts would ‘devastate’ emerging economic sector

Donald Trump’s 2018 budget would eliminate agencies within the Department of Energy that fund energy technology projects.

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ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA opens $20m funding round for next generation solar PV

ARENA switches focus of solar PV support back to R&D, in bid to achieve more cost savings and ensure solar can provide nearly one third of Australia’s electricity within 15 years.

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Denmark proposes solar tax on self-consumed PV power

Denmark proposes solar tax on self-consumed PV power

Denmark says tax on self-consumed PV will reduce budget expense and will slow down faster than expected development of solar.

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Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters embrace shift to renewable energy, reject nuclear

Swiss voters back plans to provide subsidies for renewable energy, ban new nuclear plants and help bail out struggling utilities.

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How Australia can meet 2°C target at no net cost to business

How Australia can meet 2°C target at no net cost to business

Australia has numerous opportunities to cut emissions at a “cost saving” to investors, including distributed solar PV, fuel efficiency and forestry.

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Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

Electric vehicles: Big energy join big auto to drive Aus EV uptake

AGL Energy, Trasngrid among energy majors to join auto companies and others to form Electric Vehicle Council, as pressure mounts for better policy support for EV uptake.

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Ignorant and petulant politicians are leading us to climate disaster

Ignorant and petulant politicians are leading us to climate disaster

We deserve better leaders. If the incumbency is not prepared to act on Adani, the community need to take matters into their own hands.