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Category: News & Commentary

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Solar boosting jobs, cutting electricity costs, says new study

Solar boosting jobs, cutting electricity costs, says new study

Australia Institute study says solar is creating jobs and pushing down electricity prices – contrary to the popular belief that renewable energy puts upward pressure on energy prices.

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Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael "carbon bomb"

Hunt gives approval to massive Carmichael “carbon bomb”

Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves what many are describing as one of the world’s major “carbon bombs”.

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Abbott may have delivered the ETS' last rites, but what did Bernardi’s G8 do?

Abbott may have delivered the ETS’ last rites, but what did Bernardi’s G8 do?

Many revelations have come out with the carbon tax repeal, including disclosures about an inner core or ‘Group of 8’ within the Coalition who have worked tirelessly to kill the carbon tax, the reporting of Rupert Murdoch’s views on climate change and a rearguard pitch by News Corp tabloids to turn the repeal into a rejection of the science.

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Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.

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Aurizon's multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon’s multi-billion coal gamble makes no financial sense

Aurizon is set to gamble billions of dollars of its investor’s funds in what is one of the world’s largest potentially stranded fossil fuel assets.

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Recurrent Energy sees 2,500MW of utility solar PV in Australia by 2020

Recurrent Energy sees 2,500MW of utility solar PV in Australia by 2020

US developer Recurrent Energy has Australian pipeline of 1,500MW of utility scale solar PV. An 80MW plant in Queensland could be first.

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Will Australian solar PV market slump like solar hot water?

Will Australian solar PV market slump like solar hot water?

Solar industry warns that PV market could experience as catastrophic a slump as the solar hot water market if policies are changed.

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Consumer guide to rooftop solar launched by CEC

Consumer guide to rooftop solar launched by CEC

Clean Energy Council launches free consumer guide to installing rooftop solar, to help customers avoid pitfalls and get system best suited to needs.

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IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

IKEA to install record 990kW rooftop solar system at NSW store

Construction begins on largest single rooftop solar PV system in Australia, with installation of 990kWp array at the IKEA in Tempe, NSW.

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Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Napthine delivers small win for wind energy in Victoria

Victorian planning law amendment marks small win for Australia’s wind energy industry. And in NSW, Maurice Newman has the wind put up him.

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NSW plans solar policy initiative to 'transform' mid scale solar

NSW plans solar policy initiative to ‘transform’ mid scale solar

NSW says to encourage government buildings to use solar leases to install rooftop PV and source around 30% of electricity needs from solar.