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Building owners and tenants gain from environmental upgrades

Building owners and tenants gain from environmental upgrades

A 15-storey, B-grade commercial office building in Sydney will reduce its energy use by 30% thanks to financing from the CEFC through an EUA.

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CEFC, CBA target Vic manufacturers for energy efficiency loans

CEFC, CBA target Vic manufacturers for energy efficiency loans

Two months after Victoria axes energy efficiency target, CEFC and Commonwealth Bank target Shepparton manufacturers with $100m loan program.

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Renewables can revive manufacturing in Australia

Renewables can revive manufacturing in Australia

Halting the terminal decline in manufacturing could be as simple as the government doing nothing – not watering down the RET, not abolishing the CEFC.

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CEFC saved in the Senate - a rare win for Australian renewables

CEFC saved in the Senate – a rare win for Australian renewables

The CEFC closure bill has been rejected in the Senate. But will a short term reprieve lead to long term salvation?

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CEFC could deliver half Australia's CO2 cuts, and make money

CEFC could deliver half Australia’s CO2 cuts, and make money

The under-siege CEFC says it could achieve half of Australia’s emissions reductions out to 2020, at no cost to the taxpayer – and still return money to the struggling Federal Budget. So will ideology and sloganeering triumph over smart policy?

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Tony Abbott may need CEFC to save Direct Action

Tony Abbott may need CEFC to save Direct Action

Tony Abbott faces a near impossible task tailoring Direct Action to meet current and future emission reduction targets. The CEFC could deliver abatement at negative cost to the government, and help solve its problems about what to do with ageing coal assets.

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PacHydro pockets $70m CEFC loan for new wind farm

PacHydro pockets $70m CEFC loan for new wind farm

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, targeted by the incoming conservative government as a “giant green hedge fund” that should be closed, has provided $70 million to a new wind project in Victoria in a previously unannounced deal.

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Can the Clean Energy Future package be completely disbanded?

Can the Clean Energy Future package be completely disbanded?

Tony Abbott is about to discover that scrapping some elements of Labor’s Clean Energy Future package could prove a messy – and risky – business.

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Battle looms over future of Clean Energy Finance Corp

Battle looms over future of Clean Energy Finance Corp

The Greens have legal advice that suggests a Coalition government could not close down Clean Energy Finance Corp as it wants to do. However, an Abbott government could fiddle extensively with its mandate.

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Renewables fear the worst as Tony Abbott targets clean energy

Renewables fear the worst as Tony Abbott targets clean energy

The clean energy industry plans a crisis meeting to discuss the future of renewables in as Tony Abbott leads the polls and calls on the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to cease work immediately. A dilution of the renewable energy target would make Australia unique in the world, and there is disagreement on whether concessions should be made.

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Five ways Abbott could kill renewables in Australia

Five ways Abbott could kill renewables in Australia

The Coalition is full of ill-informed anti-renewable energy rhetoric, and there is huge pressure – from outside forces and within its own ranks – to take action to curb its expansion. So what are the ways that Tony Abbott’s team could effectively kill the development of renewables in Australia?