Having obliterated almost all the effective federal climate and renewables policies, the focus is now switching to state-based targets, using the old arguments of higher costs and little abatement.
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Labor’s NT election win adds interesting dynamic to COAG energy council, adding yet another state government with a RET more ambitious than federal Coalition.
Northern Territory Labor promises 50% renewables target, bringing it in-line with federal Labor and most other Labor states and territories.
First Solar’s Jack Curtis says “aggressive” investor appetite for Australian big solar could see it deliver up to 4GW of remaining RET.
Andrews government calls for consultation from business, community on design of renewable energy auction scheme – a first step towards its VRET of 40% by 2025.
ASX-listed engineering group joins with ZEM Energy to form new company focused on developing large-scale renewables projects in the race to meet the RET.
Big utilities and conservatives tipped to push for another review of the renewable energy target if Coalition returned to power, and has support in Senate.
The future for big brown coal generators looks bleak if Victoria meets its ambitious renewable energy target. It could force the closure of Hazelwood before 2020.