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Rapid transition to clean energy will take massive social change

Rapid transition to clean energy will take massive social change

Building more renewable energy will be part of the effort to decarbonise energy systems.

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ARENA says removal of grant funding widens bridge over "valley of death"

ARENA says removal of grant funding widens bridge over “valley of death”

ARENA says removal of grant funding will make it difficult for new technologies to bridge the investment “valley of death.”

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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.