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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?

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Will Rudd get to axe the tax before Abbott?

Will Rudd get to axe the tax before Abbott?

Good luck guessing what the melt-down in Canberra means for climate and renewable energy policies. But one positive spin is that we are half way to the election everyone wanted. Expect an accelerated passage to an ETS, CEFC investments to depend on election timing, and a plea for Rudd to stop saying ‘we’re cooking with gas.’

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Roadmap for 100% renewables: How the Greens would get there

Roadmap for 100% renewables: How the Greens would get there

Greens plan to fast-track Australia to 100% renewables – 90% by 2030 – would boost the RET, beef up the CEFC and redesign the grid.