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Category: Australian Federal Government

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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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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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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.

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Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Why more gas supply won’t reduce gas prices

Most of the gas that is ‘cheap’ to extract has been or is being extracted, so ensuring more supply won’t bring the price of gas down.

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The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The case for modernising the Victorian budget

The Federal Coalition’s refusal to tackle climate change means we need to see more political leadership from state governments such as Victoria. 

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Time for the climate policy review we had to have

Time for the climate policy review we had to have

It’s time to get serious about climate policy, and set Australia up to make the most of the zero carbon transition that is undoubtedly underway.

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How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

How much has Australia spent on CCS, and what has been achieved?

Australia continues to put lipstick on the pig of CCS, a tiny pittance of research dollars intended to provide air cover for the emissions of the coal industry.

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Coalition attempts to rewrite history on support for wind, solar and RET

Coalition attempts to rewrite history on support for wind, solar and RET

The Coalition is again feigning selective amnesia about the country’s climate and clean energy policies, and the party’s key role in delivering rising prices and a weakening, less stable electricity system. History tells another story.

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Why pick on banks when monopoly electricity networks make 10 time more profit?

Why pick on banks when monopoly electricity networks make 10 time more profit?

Australia’s monopoly electricity networks are the most profitable businesses in Australia – by far – and earn 10 times the returns of the banking sector.

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2017 budget axes research to help Australia adapt to climate change

2017 budget axes research to help Australia adapt to climate change

2017 federal budget axes funding for agency that provides information to decision-makers on how to manage risks of climate change and sea level rise.