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Category: ACT Government

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Turnbull Government is wrong to pretend we can burn our way to climate safety

Turnbull Government is wrong to pretend we can burn our way to climate safety

We are in the midst of experiencing the impacts of dangerous global warming, which made it all the more jarring when the Federal Government came out championing the big polluters that are driving global warming.

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ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having locked in 100 per cent renewable energy for its electricity needs, the ACT is now turning to zero emissions for transport.

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Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

Tony Abbott uses Sky News interview to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position.

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Greens' Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Greens’ Rattenbury to replace Corbell as ACT climate minister

Shane Rattenbury to replace Simon Corbell as ACT climate minister, marking second time a Greens member appointed in any Australian ministry.

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Mt Majura solar farm takes ACT one step closer to 100% renewables

Mt Majura solar farm takes ACT one step closer to 100% renewables

The 2.3MW Mt Majura solar farm – the first asset of the Ross Garnaut-chaired $100m IIG Solar Income Fund – has been launched in ACT.

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Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Having obliterated almost all the effective federal climate and renewables policies, the focus is now switching to state-based targets, using the old arguments of higher costs and little abatement.

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ARENA is down – but not out

ARENA is down – but not out

That both sides of politics came so close to gutting ARENA is of major concern, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on our priorities.

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ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ACT pours another $5m into battery storage research

ANU-based research program that aims lead the world in grid-scale battery storage innovation and integration has won $5m grant from ACT government.

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Eight energy companies win ACT battery storage auction

ACT names 8 winners of $2m funding to roll-out 2MW solar-integrated battery storage across 600+ homes and businesses.

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Corbell slams AEMO's  “conservative” view on battery storage

Corbell slams AEMO’s “conservative” view on battery storage

ACT Energy Minister says AEMO’s conservative estimates on battery storage value highlights institutional barriers to low-carbon shift.

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ACT leads again with $180m investment in hydrogen storage and car fleet

ACT leads again with $180m investment in hydrogen storage and car fleet

ACT brings $180m investment in hydrogen storage, including an electrolyser, a hydrogen-fuelled car fleet and a renewables-to-gas program.