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Category: ACT Government

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National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.

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COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

COAG splits over clean energy target, but 49 Finkel ideas approved

States formalise split with Canberra over clean energy target as COAG endorses other 49 recommendations from Finkel Review.

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States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy as Coalition loses plot

States threaten to go it alone on clean energy target as influential Coalition MP warns “people will die” because of renewable energy, and conservatives harden opposition to wind and solar and demand Australia returns to 19th century technologies.

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Australians aren't buying electric cars: Three charts illustrate why

Australians aren’t buying electric cars: Three charts illustrate why

EV Council says most Australians want to buy electric vehicles, but a lack of policy support – and cars – is getting in the way.

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Greens delight in inserting more wind turbines into Barnaby's seat

Greens delight in inserting more wind turbines into Barnaby’s seat

ACT, NSW Greens visit Barnaby Joyce’s electorate to celebrate jobs and investment from renewables plan the deputy PM called “crazy”.

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Plunging solar, wind costs means "green" fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging solar, wind costs means “green” fuel exports could replace coal and gas

Plunging wind and solar costs put “hydrogen” economy at tipping point, with Australia urged to lay groundwork for opportunity to develop “green fuel” exports to replace coal and gas, a market potentially worth $40bn a year. ARENA likely to make it one of its key investment priorities this year.

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Construction underway on Victoria's 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Construction underway on Victoria’s 132MW Mt Gellibrand wind farm

Acciona Energy breaks ground on Mt Gellibrand wind farm, a $258m project that was fast-tracked after winning a Victorian government tender.

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Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

Ararat Wind Farm fully commissioned, supplying power to Victoria and ACT

240MW Ararat Wind Farm now operating at full capacity, powering 120,000 homes – 37,000 of them in Canberra.

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Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Victoria unveils first large-scale solar auction

Andrews govt launches tender for up to 75MW new solar capacity in north-west Victoria, some of which will power Melbourne tram network.

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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.