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Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Climate policy: could it be the boxing PM’s glass jaw?

Tony Abbott owes his job and political reincarnation to his crude perspective on climate change. But his policy will not serve the nation well.

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Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Pollie Watch: More hot air from Sen Madigan

Senator John Madigan accuses wind sector of health cover up comparable to those perpetrated by the tobacco and asbestos industries.

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Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Pollie Watch: Victoria’s new energy minister at the crossroads

Russell Northe’s appointment as Victoria’s new energy minister comes at a time of great uncertainty surrounding the energy sector.

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Big solar could boost Australia, if renewable funding stays

Big solar could boost Australia, if renewable funding stays

Future of Australian solar could be big if funding for renewables stay, which is a big if.

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How to save business billions, without cutting renewable jobs

How to save business billions, without cutting renewable jobs

It’s in Australia’s interests not to be left behind in the growth industries of the future – and those include renewable energy.

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Wind gets clean bill of health, but no clear path to development

Wind gets clean bill of health, but no clear path to development

The national health body finds no evidence that wind farms affect people’s health. But the Australian wind energy industry is finding no evidence that the current government will clear a path for new development.

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Killing Australian renewables softly with endless reviews

Killing Australian renewables softly with endless reviews

Australia’s renewable industry has been reviewed to within an inch of its short life, and the Warburton review is slipping the rope around its neck.

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Axing RET would cost thousands of solar jobs: study

Axing RET would cost thousands of solar jobs: study

New analysis finds abolition of the Renewable Energy Target could see up to 6,750 jobs lost or foregone in Australia’s solar industry.

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Hydro Tasmania blames vested interests for attack on renewables

Hydro Tasmania blames vested interests for attack on renewables

Australia’s largest generator of renewable energy opens 168MW Musselroe wind farm, but will drop future projects if government abandons renewable energy target.

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Graph of the Day: Why scrapping RET would blow the budget

Graph of the Day: Why scrapping RET would blow the budget

New analysis suggests that scrapping, or diluting, the renewable energy target, would impose up to $2.5 billion in extra costs to Abbott’s Direct Action plan.

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Has the RET helped hobble Australian manufacturing?

Has the RET helped hobble Australian manufacturing?

The claim: Rising electricity prices due to the RET are a key contributing factor to the decline of manufacturing in Australia. Let’s check the facts…