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India maps giant solar parks on road to 100GW solar target

India maps giant solar parks on road to 100GW solar target

India confirms 12 of 25 sites for ‘ultra-mega’ solar parks of 500-1,000MW, as it aims for 100GW capacity by 2022 – five times previous target.

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Why did China-Australia FTA ignore the environment?

Why did China-Australia FTA ignore the environment?

Of all the FTAs China has signed to date, Australia’s is the only one that does not have a dedicated section on the environment and its massive market opportunities.

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Abbott's emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

Abbott’s emissions bluff steering Australia into $100bn carbon hole

UN takes aim at Australia for veering off carbon targets after dumping carbon price. Meanwhile, it releases updated global carbon budget, as more research suggests that Australia will head for $100 billion carbon hole if it is to use Direct Action to match international efforts.

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The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

The carbon times are a-changing – are utilities keeping up?

How are Australia’s big electricity utilities’ reacting to an increasingly carbon constrained economy? Confusing picture or rational response?

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Australia's energy ecosystem and the resistance to change

Australia’s energy ecosystem and the resistance to change

As we try to tackle our emissions through energy efficiency and renewables, for Australia’s energy ecosystem it is akin to courting a change of state.

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India's plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia

India’s plan to stop importing coal deals another blow to Australia

India’s ambitious plan to cease thermal coal imports within 2-3 years blows another hole in Abbott government’s backward-thinking policies.

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Australian cleantech market value back to pre-crash peaks

Australian cleantech market value back to pre-crash peaks

The value of cleantech stocks on ASX has finally regained levels reached at its previous peak before the crash of 2007. Thanks to New Zealand.

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Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Direct Action could deliver a useful outcome: carbon trading

Greg Hunt says he doesn’t want an emissions trading scheme, Clive Palmer says he does. But Hunt’s Direct Action plan might ultimately take us there anyway.

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Attempt to stop utilities changing prices mid-contract rejected by AEMC

Attempt to stop utilities changing prices mid-contract rejected by AEMC

Consumer advocates say AEMC’s rejection of proposed electricity tariff reforms paves way for retailers to continue increasing prices at their leisure.

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Queensland coal projects bring 'unprecedented' investor risk

Queensland coal projects bring ‘unprecedented’ investor risk

IEEFA report says proposals for new coal facilities in Queensland’s Galilee Basin introduce ‘unprecedented’ levels of financial complexity and risk.

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Australian gas bills set to spike by $300 a year, says report – but it's for the greater good

Australian gas bills set to spike by $300 a year, says report – but it’s for the greater good

Report says governments should clear way for Australian gas export boom, despite fact it could drive up household gas bills by $300 a year in some cities.