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Abbott's RET curse: PM can cripple renewables - by doing nothing

Abbott’s RET curse: PM can cripple renewables – by doing nothing

If Tony Abbott wants to cripple Australia’s renewable energy industry, as many suspect, he can do so without doing anything at all. That’s because the removal of the carbon price could make long-term financing unfeasible, even if the renewables target is unchanged.

One of the tragedies of Australia’s large scale renewable energy industry is that it has an excellent policy in place. But such is the level of uncertainty about the future of that policy, the industry cannot move forward.

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Carbon repeal leaves Australia isolated and vulnerable

Carbon repeal leaves Australia isolated and vulnerable

Korea, China move toward emissions trading schemes, while other major trading partners make policy and investment decisions that directly contradict Australia’s approach.

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The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

The price of carbon: A view from the mendicant state

Tasmania will suffer from the axing of the carbon price, with hundreds of jobs to perish.

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Big EU banks pile into Green Bonds, China poised to follow

Big EU banks pile into Green Bonds, China poised to follow

Germany launches onto Green Bond market with largest single issuance ever, as Zurich doubles its $1bn commitment, and China takes aim.

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Corporate cannibals: Electricity sector may have to kill gas to save itself

Corporate cannibals: Electricity sector may have to kill gas to save itself

The best opportunity for electricity sector growth and security is to cannibalise the gas networks.

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Record offshore wind deal boosts global renewables investment

Record offshore wind deal boosts global renewables investment

Global renewables investment surged $63.6bn in Q2, driven by record $3.8bn financing of 600MW offshore wind farm in North Sea… and by China.

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Churches representing 500m Christians pull fossil fuel investments

Churches representing 500m Christians pull fossil fuel investments

World Council of Churches, representing 500m Christians, joins “divestment” movement to jettison fossil fuel investments.

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Shell white-washing $77bn carbon risk

Shell white-washing $77bn carbon risk

Report warns Shell has underestimated carbon risk of up to to $77 billion-worth of new fossil fuel projects as climate policies begin to bite.

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Carbon price lives to see further debate, as Muir blocks vote

Carbon price lives to see further debate, as Muir blocks vote

Abbott government’s call for urgent vote on carbon repeal bill defeated in Senate as Motoring Enthusiast MP Ricky Muir votes to continue debate.

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Graph of the Day: Australia's cleantech beats main market

Graph of the Day: Australia’s cleantech beats main market

Cleantech stocks, surprisingly, outperformed the main index in Australia this past year.

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Myth of German de-industrialisation: it didn't happen

Myth of German de-industrialisation: it didn’t happen

New figures from Deutsche Bank shows the Energiewende is failing to drive business out of Germany.