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Category: Renewables

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition seeks to lock in weak emission targets under NEG

Coalition gives no indication of changing emissions targets, but wants five years’ notice, and may use offsets. ESB flags potential use of auctions for reliability mechanism and greater use of demand response. It might not even be needed.

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Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Why solar households should learn to love demand tariffs

Demand tariffs are controversial, but if properly done they could work for everyone. We just need the network owners to do the right thing.

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IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss window on cheap solar

IEA warns Australia not to miss the importance of solar, although it does suggest that Australia waste more money on CCS.

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Cimic's UGL awarded $170M tailed bend solar farm project

Cimic’s UGL awarded $170M tailed bend solar farm project

The project will generate revenue to UGL of approximately $170 million and is due to commence in early 2018, with power generation to the grid expected in 2019.

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Victoria's Minister D'Ambrosio visits accionaI MT Gellibrand  wind farm

Victoria’s Minister D’Ambrosio visits accionaI MT Gellibrand wind farm

The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio MP, Victoria’s Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change, today visited ACCIONA’s under-construction Mt Gellibrand wind farm.

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11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

11 takeaways from the draft UN report on a 1.5C global warming limit

UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation.

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$476,000 grant to fast-track Australia's first straw- fuelled power plant

$476,000 grant to fast-track Australia’s first straw- fuelled power plant

Development of Australia’s first straw-fuelled power plant is a step closer with the Yorke Biomass Energy project receiving a $476,000 funding grant from the South Australian Government.

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AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeking big wind project proposals to help replace Liddell

AGL seeks another 500MW of wind capacity as it gears up to replace Liddell coal plant with mix of renewables, storage and gas.

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Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

Former Queensland Coalition MP pushing coal propaganda

A website and Facebook page called “Energy in Australia” has emerged over recent months. If you ever wanted an example of “fake news” loaded with myths masquerading as facts, here it is.

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Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Energy divide: Frontier attacks AEMO, wants it abolished

Schism among Australia’s energy elite deepens as Frontier’s Danny Price attacks AEMO, saying it is a “danger” to investors and should be abolished.