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Category: News & Commentary

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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.

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Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott to continue fight to scrap CEFC, ARENA

Abbott government vows to persist with policy to scrap CEFC and ARENA, even though it may not reach emissions reduction targets without them.

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Renewables industry frets as Warburton signals change to RET

Renewables industry frets as Warburton signals change to RET

CEC open letter signed by 17 leading renewables companies calls for RET certainty, warns of sovereign risk, rising electricity prices if RET changed.

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Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins vote of confidence from Indian pilot partner

Algae.Tec wins huge vote of confidence from Indian pilot project partner, with conversion of nearly $30 million worth of shares at twice market price.

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Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

Major beef processor turns to biogas to halve power bills

CEFC co-finances development of biodigester and biogas plant at one of Australia’s largest meat processors, that will halve its electricity bills.

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HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC says carbon price repeal leaves Australia’s resource-intensive economy – and its farm exports – “even more vulnerable” as world moves in opposite direction.