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Westpac joins green bond market with $500 million issuance

Westpac joins green bond market with $500 million issuance

Australia’s second big bank enters green bond market with $500m Westpac Climate Bond to finance a $1 billion clean energy, green building portfolio.

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Green bank says clean energy investment hurdles still too high

Green bank says clean energy investment hurdles still too high

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation, Australia’s “green bank” warns government that the investment benchmarks for its main fund and Malcolm Turnbull’s pet “innovation” fund are still too high, and don’t reflect the state of global debt markets.

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Labor proposes funding for solar towers, to expand CEFC, protect ARENA

Labor proposes funding for solar towers, to expand CEFC, protect ARENA

Labor proposes $206 million funding round for solar towers, will protect ARENA, and free investment shackles from CEFC.

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Coalition wants to build 1.2GW coal plant, using climate funds

Coalition wants to build 1.2GW coal plant, using climate funds

As new modelling emerges for 100% renewable Australia, Coalition repeats desire to build massive Queensland coal plant, use climate funds to help pay for it.

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University of Melbourne seeks 1.8MW of solar PV across campuses

University of Melbourne seeks 1.8MW of solar PV across campuses

University of Melbourne launches tender 1.8MW of rooftop solar systems across Victorian campuses, as part of $9.1m program financed by CEFC.

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Turnbull's sleight of hand on clean energy investment

Turnbull’s sleight of hand on clean energy investment

Malcolm Turnbull says he will protect the CEFC with one hand, but will take $1.3 billion of ARENA funds with another. A new fund is created to invest in debt and equity in “low carbon” technologies, but R&D in renewables is left high and dry.

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Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

Melbourne Uni taps CEFC loan to cut power costs, grid dependence

University of Melbourne hopes to cut grid electricity use by 8% using CEFC finance to install voltage optimisation technology, solar and wind micro-turbines.

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Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Just hours after the Coalition restated plans to abolish the CEFC, Greg Hunt was trumpeting one of its biggest programs yet: a $250m energy efficiency program.

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Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Five things we learned this week about Tony Turnbull/Malcolm Abbott

Nearly six months ago Malcolm Turnbull became PM after Tony Abbott was dumped by his own party. What emerged from this shake-up, however, was a shady new composite figure – a Malcolm Abbott, or a Tony Turnbull. Here’s how to recognise him…

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CEFC backs Ararat wind farm, in sign Abbott investment ban lifted

CEFC backs Ararat wind farm, in sign Abbott investment ban lifted

Five months after the Abbott-led Coalition effectively banned the CEFC from investing in wind energy projects, it has committed $67m to the Ararat wind farm in Victoria.

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ARENA backs Qld solar farm that will supply 10% of Australia's large-scale solar

ARENA backs Qld solar farm that will supply 10% of Australia’s large-scale solar

25MW Barcaldine solar farm, which will provide about 10% of Australia’s large-scale solar electricity, has received $22m from ARENA.

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