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Category: Renewables

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Labor says advocates abandoned ARENA, so it will too

Labor says advocates abandoned ARENA, so it will too

Butler confirms $1 billion ARENA funding to be cut after advocacy groups failed to defend agency when Coalition announced changes to clean energy finance. Because of that, Labor will no longer put its “body on the line” to defend the agency it created.

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Incumbents' tariff war on rooftop solar accelerates "death spiral"

Incumbents’ tariff war on rooftop solar accelerates “death spiral”

Low tariffs, and an absence of market signals rewarding the benefits of local generation, will encourage homes, businesses and small communities to quit the network, a new study has found. Will the incumbents ever learn?

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ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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REC Markets: Talk of further regulatory change stalks renewable markets

REC Markets: Talk of further regulatory change stalks renewable markets

The silence on the project commitment front was loud enough to induce a familiar tinnitus: speculation of further regulatory change.

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RET must be boosted and extended beyond 2020, says CEC

RET must be boosted and extended beyond 2020, says CEC

Clean Energy Council blueprint to decarbonise Australia’s energy sector says government will need to increase the renewable energy target and extend it beyond 2020.

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Greens bill calls for new government authority to rewrite electricity market rules

Greens bill calls for new government authority to rewrite electricity market rules

Greens bill calls for the establishment of a government statutory authority to oversee the planned closure of coal-fired power stations, rewrite market rules, shift Australia’s electricity system to renewables.

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South Australia: The last coal train rolls into Port Augusta

South Australia: The last coal train rolls into Port Augusta

The last coal train rolled into Port Augusta last week, ahead of the planned closure next week of the state’s last coal-fired generator.

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Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Only one minister, the ACT’s Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.

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Qld solar-paired pumped hydro plant could reach 450MW

Qld solar-paired pumped hydro plant could reach 450MW

Genex Power says a new design for its Kidston pumped hydro plant could increase peak generation capacity by 120MW.

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Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target provides a fantastic opportunity to create some 15,200 jobs and $40.4 billion in investment out to 2020 and beyond.

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Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

ARENA puts $3m towards development of proposed energy self-sufficient bio-energy plant in north Queensland that would be Australia’s largest.