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Abbott war on rooftop solar to drive up cost to homes, businesses

Abbott war on rooftop solar to drive up cost to homes, businesses

Attempt by Abbott government to stop Clean Energy Finance Corporation co-financing rooftop solar is likely to make rooftop solar a lot more more expensive for those homes and businesses who have yet to install the technology, and who cannot afford to buy the systems outright.

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Why NSW homes may lead in uptake of battery storage

Why NSW homes may lead in uptake of battery storage

Some 160,000 homes in NSW will lose their premium feed in tariffs for solar in 18 months. Here’s why battery storage may look an attractive option.

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How baffling is the Abbott government’s assault on windfarms?

How baffling is the Abbott government’s assault on windfarms?

CEFC directive further isolates Australia as one that has scaled back its renewable energy target and now is winding back the wind power sector.

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The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is meant to back winners, not minnows

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation is meant to back winners, not minnows

Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet – and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.

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Giant wind and solar complex to challenge Abbott's coal plans

Giant wind and solar complex to challenge Abbott’s coal plans

A world-leading 1,200MW wind and solar project proposed for north Queensland is competing head to head with a new coal power station proposal favoured by Tony Abbott, who is keen to give taxpayer loans to the coal generator, but not the wind facility.

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CEFC looks to fast-track push into EVs and battery storage

CEFC looks to fast-track push into EVs and battery storage

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation says it will provide $50 million to FirstMac, a non-bank lender with a $6.5 billion portfolio that issues finance primarily via on-line portals.

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CEFC loans Origin $100m to boost solar and storage offerings

CEFC loans Origin $100m to boost solar and storage offerings

CEFC commits $100 million to Origin Energy to help utility giant expand its offerings of rooftop solar and battery storage to consumers.

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Tide turns on fossil fuels as Norway quits coal, ANZ goes green

Tide turns on fossil fuels as Norway quits coal, ANZ goes green

Norway pension fund, the world’s largest, to dump coal investments; ANZ launches largest Australian green bond for investment in renewables and low carbon buildings, while investors try to force Chevron to return money to shareholders rather than throwing it away on fossil fuel exploration.

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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.