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Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Only one minister, the ACT’s Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.

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Labor proposes two-stage ETS, zero carbon target for 2050

Labor proposes two-stage ETS, zero carbon target for 2050

Labor says it would bring in its emissions trading scheme in two stages, together with a separate scheme for the electricity sector.

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Can Australia pull success from the ashes of its clean energy policy mistakes?

Can Australia pull success from the ashes of its clean energy policy mistakes?

Australia’s clean energy history is a litany of mistakes, dashed hopes and failed plans. One potential success is the CEFC, but it needs to be less cautious.

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‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

‘Blackout Blackmail’: Utility, regulator accused of scare campaign over gas cuts

Report suggests California regulators and the gas company are purposely scaring the community and legislature into putting the leaking storage facility back online.

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SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA offers $250,000 prize to fast-track Adelaide zero carbon plans

SA govt Entrepreneurs Prize offers $250k in seed funding for best energy, transport, waste, infrastructure ideas to make Adelaide world’s first carbon neutral city.

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Adapt or perish: 2016 a game-changer for electricity market

Adapt or perish: 2016 a game-changer for electricity market

EY report pinpoints Australia as regional hot spot for renewable energy and networks in 2016, whether incumbents are ready or not. “Expect the unexpected.”

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Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria’s climate agenda: will Andrews Government deliver on its promise?

Victoria needs to find new mechanisms to accelerate renewable energy investment and remove some of its most polluting coal generation.

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What will it take for America to go 100% renewable?

What will it take for America to go 100% renewable?

It took just three years for three US cities to make the transition to 100 percent clean energy — its expected that pace will only quicken in the coming years.

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Benefits from renewable energy programs far outweigh costs

Benefits from renewable energy programs far outweigh costs

State targets offer $7.2 billion in environmental and health benefits, compared to an estimated $1 billion in compliance costs.

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The year begins boldly for clean energy, from Galway to Las Vegas

The year begins boldly for clean energy, from Galway to Las Vegas

A busy first week of 2016 for deal-making in clean energy saw new milestones established around the world.

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David Crane exits NRG with a warning: ‘There is no growth in our sector outside of clean energy’

David Crane exits NRG with a warning: ‘There is no growth in our sector outside of clean energy’

Crane’s somber departure letter to NRG employees reads much differently from his letter to shareholders two years ago.