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Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

Renewable Energy Target cut would hit budget: modelling

Reducing the RET would cost the federal budget about $680 million more to meet Australia’s target of 5% emissions reduction by 2020.

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What does a real 20 per cent renewables market share look like?

What does a real 20 per cent renewables market share look like?

Modelling by ACIL Allen for the RET Review Panel has estimated the Mandatory RET, to achieve a 20 per cent renewables market share by 2020 to be 25,500 GWh.

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How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

How does the Renewable Energy Target affect your power bills?

The RET review is due to be handed to the federal government any day now, yet there are still conflicts over the impacts it has over electricity costs.

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Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

There are already technically feasible scenarios to run the Australian electricity industry on 100% renewable energy without significantly affecting supply.

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Slash Australians’ power bills by beheading a duck at night

Slash Australians’ power bills by beheading a duck at night

Solar has slashed demand for electricity during the day, but left evening peak power demand largely unchanged. That’s why we now need to behead a duck.

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RET Road Trip 8: Renewable target creates jobs, investment on Canberra’s doorstep

RET Road Trip 8: Renewable target creates jobs, investment on Canberra’s doorstep

Friends of the Earth wrapped up its fact-finding RET Review Road Trip at the Capital wind farm on Thursday June 19—right on Canberra’s doorstep.

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RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

RET Road Trip #7 – Blue seats and renewable energy

The RET road trip visits solar homeowners in the affluent bayside suburb of Brighton East.

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RET Road Trip #6 – Special treatment for fossil fuels in Anglesea

RET Road Trip #6 – Special treatment for fossil fuels in Anglesea

The Victorian seaside town of Anglesea is known for its surf and vacations, and less known for its open-cut brown coal mine and an ageing coal power plant.

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RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

RET Road Trip #5 – Warburton review threatens solar future

Solar is viewed as an indispensible new technology that is cutting power bills in the suburbs.

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Billions axed in clean energy: renewable target is next

Billions axed in clean energy: renewable target is next

Billions of dollars of broken promises in the Abbott government’s first budget for low-emission and renewable energy programs. RET next.

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Do I need to move overseas to work in renewables industry?

Do I need to move overseas to work in renewables industry?

My dream is to touch the white towers of wind turbines that I helped become real. Must I leave Australia to do that?