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Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania Libs propose solar + battery microgrid ahead of election

Tasmania’s Liberal government promises to boost state energy security with $200k solar and battery storage “microgrid,” if re-elected.

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Queensland poll could be a show-stopper for solar, and consumers

Queensland poll could be a show-stopper for solar, and consumers

As Queensland prepares to vote in the state election on Saturday, we look at what’s at stake for the renewables industry – particularly if Labor loses.

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LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

LNP, One Nation would force Queensland energy prices up; Greens, ALP down

New report says LNP and One Nation support for uneconomic coal fired power station would force prices up in Queensland, and add to system security risks.

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Will Australia's Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

Will Australia’s Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?

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A hung parliament? It might be the best we can hope for

A hung parliament? It might be the best we can hope for

A long and uninspiring election campaign comes to an end. The latest polls suggest that the best renewable energy and the climate can hope for is a hung parliament, given that the Coalition has given no indication it has moved beyond the Abbott era.

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How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

How serious are our politicians about long-term climate commitments

The long-term climate commitments from the three main parties are dissected as we head into an election..

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How to vote for renewable energy in Saturday's election

How to vote for renewable energy in Saturday’s election

Who to vote for in Saturday’s election if your focus is on renewable energy – wind, solar and battery storage – and climate policies? Here is a guide that rates the pretensions of the major parties, those likely to hold balance of power, and some independents.

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Labor announces $300m fund to transition heavy industry to renewables

Labor announces $300m fund to transition heavy industry to renewables

Labor unveils Strategic Industries Reserve Fund, which will use initial funds of $300m over 2017-2020 to shift Australia’s emissions-intensive industry to renewables.

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Barnaby Joyce sitting uncomfortably on renewable energy boom

Barnaby Joyce sitting uncomfortably on renewable energy boom

As Barnaby Joyce answers awkward questions about his support of wind farms, renewables look like becoming the number one growth industry of his electorate.

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The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

The cost issue this election ignored: the doubling of electricity prices

Wholesale electricity prices have doubled since the last federal poll, but they don’t seem to be an election issue. Why would that be?

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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.