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CEFC puts $68m into regional Victoria's greenest office building

CEFC puts $68m into regional Victoria’s greenest office building

A $120m project to convert Geelong heritage building into a leading green office space wins big funding from CEFC.

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The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The current mechanism for the renewable energy target is costly and inefficient. Here’s an explanation why, and what would work better and mean more wind and solar and lower costs for consumers.

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ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest bids shows large scale solar costs falling quickly

ARENA says latest round of bids shows costs of large scale solar have fallen rapidly, and need much smaller grants.

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Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Coalition raids CEFC coffers again, this time for $100m green cities fund

Renewables industry hits out at Coalition green cities policy, to be funded using another $100m of CEFC money.

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Coalition turns Clean Energy Finance Corp into election slush fund

Coalition turns Clean Energy Finance Corp into election slush fund

Coalition raids Clean Energy Finance Corp coffers to announce another new fund, this time to fund projects it would likely do in any case, and others that appear outside its remit.

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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.