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REC Markets: Talk of further regulatory change stalks renewable markets

REC Markets: Talk of further regulatory change stalks renewable markets

The silence on the project commitment front was loud enough to induce a familiar tinnitus: speculation of further regulatory change.

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Greens bill calls for new government authority to rewrite electricity market rules

Greens bill calls for new government authority to rewrite electricity market rules

Greens bill calls for the establishment of a government statutory authority to oversee the planned closure of coal-fired power stations, rewrite market rules, shift Australia’s electricity system to renewables.

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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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Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Strong plan can deliver a 100% renewable energy future

Australia’s Renewable Energy Target provides a fantastic opportunity to create some 15,200 jobs and $40.4 billion in investment out to 2020 and beyond.

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Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

Huge, $800m bio-energy project in Queensland gets boost from ARENA grant

ARENA puts $3m towards development of proposed energy self-sufficient bio-energy plant in north Queensland that would be Australia’s largest.

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China’s 1-2-3 punch to tackle wasted renewable energy

China’s 1-2-3 punch to tackle wasted renewable energy

Ban on new coal fired power generation just one of three main decisions taken by China to reduce amount of wasted renewable energy output.

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San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco to require rooftop solar on all new buildings

San Francisco on Tuesday became California’s first major city to mandate solar installations on new buildings.

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Should Kangaroo Island cut itself off from the main grid?

Should Kangaroo Island cut itself off from the main grid?

The cable linking Australia’s third-biggest island to the mainland grid is old and needs replacing. Or could new technology make the connection redundant?

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Turnbull's Jekyll and Hyde climate and clean energy policy

Turnbull’s Jekyll and Hyde climate and clean energy policy

Greg Hunt this week toured innovative battery storage products, hailing the work of an agency he wants to de-fund, and announcing the sort of grants he wants to close. So when will the Coalition get serious about climate, clean energy and a vision for the future?

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Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

Banks, investors commit billions in new funds to renewables

A group of eight banks and investors pledged $US7 billion last week, joining Bank of America’s initiative that plans to raise at least $10 billion for investments in clean energy and sustainable development.

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Can solar work for a motel? It all comes out in the wash

Can solar work for a motel? It all comes out in the wash

The owner of a Ballarat motel has installed an 83kW rooftop solar system, not just to cut electricity costs, but to slash thousands of dollars off its monthly laundry bill. Here’s how.