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Greg Hunt - and the blinkered attitudes on carbon pricing

Greg Hunt – and the blinkered attitudes on carbon pricing

The carbon tax did achieve very substantial reductions in emissions across the sectors to which it applied.

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China bumps 2015 solar target to 15GW

China bumps 2015 solar target to 15GW

A new draft report from China’s National Energy Agency has set a 15GW target for added solar capacity for 2015 – 8GW of which will be grid-connected.

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Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities fail on climate, carbon investment strategies

Australian universities lead on research on climate change, but their boards get a fail on acting on their own climate and carbon risks.

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NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW council votes to dump fossil fuel investments

NSW’s Marrickville Council has become Australia’s second local government group to join the global fossil fuel divestment campaign.

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UK “capacity market” is not a market – it’s state aid (£1 billion/year)

UK “capacity market” is not a market – it’s state aid (£1 billion/year)

When is a market not a market? When it is a “capacity market” in the UK.

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Utility business not as usual

Utility business not as usual

For utility executives making New Year Resolutions, 2015 promises to bring in more grief in the form of lower demand growth, and rising retail tariffs.

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Policy uncertainty makes Australian emission cuts harder and more costly

Policy uncertainty makes Australian emission cuts harder and more costly

New report indicates that Australia’s long-term emissions reduction opportunities are much smaller than previously estimated.

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Final 2014 green bond total is $36.6bn - 3x more than last year

Final 2014 green bond total is $36.6bn – 3x more than last year

Biggest year ever for green bonds; growth driven by corporate and municipal bonds.

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Australia falls behind Honduras, Myanmar in clean energy investment

Australia falls behind Honduras, Myanmar in clean energy investment

Australian investment in large scale clean energy falls to just $240m, below Myanmar, but households lead charge into rooftop solar.

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The best and worst cleantech stocks in Australia

The best and worst cleantech stocks in Australia

Australian cleantech stocks outperformed mainstream indices for the month of December and the second quarter of current financial year.

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Tag Pacific to build Australia's largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific to build Australia’s largest grid-connected energy storage system

Tag Pacific’s MPower to deliver 800kWh grid-connected energy storage system alongside solar PV plant in Queensland.