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Tag: "Climate Council"

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Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails "age of solar"

Stunning new low for solar PV as even IEA hails “age of solar”

Saudi solar tender attracts stunning low bid of $US17.9/MWh, as even the conservative IEA hails a “new era of solar.” And while Australia currently enjoys an investment boom, a new report by Climate Council says “politics” is the only major barrier to a high penetration renewable grid.

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Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Climate Council ranks state efforts on renewables and climate targets as they race to fill the federal government void.

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Clean coal won't cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Clean coal won’t cut it, on costs or emissions, says Climate Council

Climate Council report says “clean coal” won’t meet Australia’s most basic climate obligations – and would need electricity prices to rise four-fold to earn sufficient revenue to be viable.

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More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

More gas in electricity market will sting consumers, drive up emissions

Climate Council says weaning Australia from coal via increased reliance on gas won’t cut emissions, will push up power prices.

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Big solar market headed for "huge" 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Big solar market headed for “huge” 2017, as costs continue to plunge

Climate Council confirms solar now cheapest new power generation, predicts huge year for big solar – not to mention solar and battery storage.

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Renewables offer "unrivalled opportunity" to grow rural jobs, economies

Renewables offer “unrivalled opportunity” to grow rural jobs, economies

Climate Council report says renewable energy major driver of economic growth, jobs in rural Australia.

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Climate Council wants all states to follow ACT and go 100% renewable by 2025

Climate Council wants all states to follow ACT and go 100% renewable by 2025

Climate Council says petition shows strong public support for state governments policies that would deliver 100% renewable energy within a decade.

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2°C not 'safe': World must 'completely decarbonise' in 30 years

2°C not ‘safe’: World must ‘completely decarbonise’ in 30 years

Climate Council says scientific argument that 2°C a ‘safe’ level of warming is weakening, and society must almost completely decarbonise in 30-35 years, or sooner, to tackle climate change effectively.

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Maurice Newman refuses briefing with top scientists

Maurice Newman refuses briefing with top scientists

Maurice Newman, Abbott’s top business advisor, refuses to meet climate scientists to defend his “flat earth” nonsense, and attacks on weather bureau.

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Australia's ancient electricity sector urgently needs a new plan

Australia’s ancient electricity sector urgently needs a new plan

In Australia, the lack of debate about needing to overhaul our ageing, high-emissions power infrastructure will come back to haunt us.