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Thinking global on climate and energy: IRENA to the fore

Thinking global on climate and energy: IRENA to the fore

The International Renewable Energy Agency is proving a valuable resource. Tasmania could have taken some of the “Islands: lighthouses for renewable energy” information on board and avoided some of its recent issues.

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Cutting the cord to coal – and other lessons from Tasmania power crisis

Cutting the cord to coal – and other lessons from Tasmania power crisis

Hydro dams restored, diesel gen-sets switched off; Tasmania must now focus on lessons learned, and the opportunity to rethink and future-proof its energy system.

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Saudi Arabia's amazing new renewables target: 9.5GW by 2023

Saudi Arabia’s amazing new renewables target: 9.5GW by 2023

Saudi Arabia’s stunning new target represents a 180 degree shift from the “wait and see” approach to renewables taken by the oil kingdom so far.

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Can we transition to clean economy? Yes we can, but when?

Can we transition to clean economy? Yes we can, but when?

The question for Australia is not, ‘can we transition to a cleanly powered, renewable modern global economy’, but when? And will it be fast enough?

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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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Western Power says high renewable penetration no problem for grid

Western Power says high renewable penetration no problem for grid

WA grid operator Western Power says high levels of renewable energy no big problem for grid, even if some are “valiantly defending” old model.

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Coalition rejects proposal to factor environment into electricity market rules

Coalition rejects proposal to factor environment into electricity market rules

Coalition says using environment to guide National Electricity Market rules risks being unnecessarily complex and potentially confusing.

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Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA  funding

Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA funding

Bill Shorten says acting on climate is biggest global economic opportunity of next few decades in budget reply, as Labor recommits support for ARENA.

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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.