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Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Coalition restates wish to axe CEFC, then unveils its largest program

Just hours after the Coalition restated plans to abolish the CEFC, Greg Hunt was trumpeting one of its biggest programs yet: a $250m energy efficiency program.

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Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

Next-generation utility programs: The emergence of a “negawatt” market

California’s recently passed Senate Bill shows a remarkable change in how the state evaluates energy efficiency. Say hello to the “negawatt.”

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Australia's energy productivity plan promises much, but can it deliver?

Australia’s energy productivity plan promises much, but can it deliver?

Australia has a sorry track record on energy efficiency and policy reform. The productivity plan provides little reassurance this will change.

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Indirect action: How creative can our climate policy get?

Indirect action: How creative can our climate policy get?

A number of Indirect Action policies can be pursued without letting climate deniers resume control of the climate agenda. They could win votes, too.

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South Australia climate plan targets carbon world-first for Adelaide

South Australia climate plan targets carbon world-first for Adelaide

SA’s updated climate strategy suggests its electricity sector will be 100% decarbonised by 2050, despite no change to its 2025 target of 50% renewables.

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Greens set 90% renewables target for 2030, aim to double efficiency of grid

Greens set 90% renewables target for 2030, aim to double efficiency of grid

Greens unveil plan for a 90 per cent renewable energy target – by 2030. Leader Richard di Natale says major parties have locked the country into industries of the last century, supporting coal and vested interests.

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Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia ranks 110 in world for renewables development, energy efficiency

Australia gets a ‘D’ for its backwards-looking renewable energy and grid efficiency policies in latest World Energy Council rankings.

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How Australia can become a renewable energy superpower

How Australia can become a renewable energy superpower

Report says Australia could become a global renewable energy ‘superpower’, but only if governments and industry harness three key opportunities.

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Melbourne City taps $30m from CEFC to boost decarbonisation effort

Melbourne City taps $30m from CEFC to boost decarbonisation effort

The CEFC has extended $30m in finance to the City of Melbourne, to help fast-track its shift to zero-net emissions.

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NSW boosts energy efficiency target, expands scheme to include gas

NSW boosts energy efficiency target, expands scheme to include gas

NSW extends energy efficiency scheme five years and increases it by 70 per cent, broadening its scope to include savings on gas, as well as electricity.

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When fuels compete: the new dynamics of global energy markets

When fuels compete: the new dynamics of global energy markets

Rapid change is sweeping across the energy world: fuels are increasingly encroaching on each other’s territory and the silos of regional markets are breaking down.