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Category: Renewables

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Greg Hunt changes tune as policy extremists take control

Greg Hunt changes tune as policy extremists take control

Greg Hunt has spent the last year saying the costs of the RET are modest. Now, he says, meeting the 41,000GWh target would entail “extraordinary” penalties.

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Renewable Energy Target review – experts respond

Renewable Energy Target review – experts respond

Experts – including Alan Pears, Andrew Blakers and Dylan McConnell – respond to report which has recommended deep cuts to RET scheme.

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Fossil fuels win battle over RET, but will they win the war?

Fossil fuels win battle over RET, but will they win the war?

The predictable findings of the RET Review panel will deliver massive windfalls for fossil fuel generators. But as they celebrate a victory of short term interests over long term public benefits and good policy, their Kodak moment looms larger than ever.

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Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

Could an independent Scotland deliver a low carbon future?

As Scottish voters decide whether their country should remain part of the UK, what difference will the vote make to the energy future of these isles?

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RET Review panel calls for large-scale, solar schemes to close

RET Review panel calls for large-scale, solar schemes to close

RET Review panel appointed by Prime Minister Tony Abbott calls for closure of the renewable energy target to new entrants as one of two options it is recommending to the government. It also wants small scale scheme closed or limited to installations of less than 10kW.

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Hawaii utilites capitulate on solar, in 65% renewables plan

Hawaii utilites capitulate on solar, in 65% renewables plan

Months after being ordered to lift their game on renewables, Hawaii’s utilities reveal plans to triple amount of rooftop solar by 2030.

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Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy to renewable energy?

Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy to renewable energy?

The RET has been criticised as a subsidy to renewable energy investors that distorts the electricity market. How true are these claims?

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Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

China is expected to exceed its target of 100GW wind capacity by 2015 by 30% by the end of 2015.

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Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Giving low-income families access to solar PV systems can help lower their utility bills, and bring about an element of environmental justice.

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BNEF: RET changes to cause bankruptcies, kill industry for decade

BNEF: RET changes to cause bankruptcies, kill industry for decade

BNEF says presumed changes to RET will cause string of bankruptcies, and effectively kill renewable energy industry in Australia for a decade.

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Abbott is blindsiding mainstream media on green energy

Abbott is blindsiding mainstream media on green energy

Fairfax’s media flagship has called on Tony Abbott to protect the RET, and then recommended a raft of policies to do exactly the opposite. It’s another example of why the Abbott government’s destruction of a $20 billion industry is and will not be questioned in mainstream media.