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CEFC-backed renewables fund launched by Palisade

CEFC-backed renewables fund launched by Palisade

A $600m specialised renewable energy fund targeting brownfield and late-stage wind and solar has been launched by Palisade Investments.

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RET "achievable", but renewables finance still a problem

RET “achievable”, but renewables finance still a problem

Clean Energy Regulator says 2020 RET achievable, but warns retailers to meet their obligations, or be “named and shamed”.

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Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Having obliterated almost all the effective federal climate and renewables policies, the focus is now switching to state-based targets, using the old arguments of higher costs and little abatement.

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Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Australia could, should make wind turbines, says Suzlon chief

Suzlon Energy’s Tulsi Tanti says making wind turbines in Australia would be a “win-win”, but market must first demonstrate stability, growth.

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New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

New solar glut could push solar module prices as low as 30c/watt

BNEF analyst Ethan Zindler says world on verge of substantial solar PV oversupply; bad news for manufacturers, good news for installers, end-users – and Australia.

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NZ wind producer Tilt Renewables names Melbourne as regional HQ

NZ wind producer Tilt Renewables names Melbourne as regional HQ

Tilt Renewables, the new entity created by a split in assets of NZ utility Trustpower, will be based in Melbourne, with “significant” development plans for Australia.

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12 large scale solar projects to get ARENA funding. And the winners are ...

12 large scale solar projects to get ARENA funding. And the winners are …

More than half the shortlisted large-scale solar projects expected to get funding from ARENA tender. A total of 12 projects, mostly with single axis tracking technology and costs as low as $100/MWh are expected to win grants, with solar module costs set to slump again next year.

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CCA dissenters slam "$100 turkey claims" as Coalition defends climate goals

CCA dissenters slam “$100 turkey claims” as Coalition defends climate goals

Dissenting CCA members call for “proper” emissions target, coal closure, as Frydenberg reads from Abbott songbook.

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Climate Change Authority cops out – just when we need it most

Climate Change Authority cops out – just when we need it most

Gutted by Malclm Turnbull, its latest report a cop out, the Climate Change Authority has become yet another impediment to climate action in Australia.

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Australia’s natural-gas cartel is bleeding Australia

Australia’s natural-gas cartel is bleeding Australia

It’s hard to overstate the bizarre nature of the gas market in Australia.

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10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

Many of Australia’s nearest neighbours in the Pacific Islands have far more ambitious renewable energy targets.