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Why fixate on 20% renewables? It's never been the actual target

Why fixate on 20% renewables? It’s never been the actual target

The RET has gone through a variety of iterations over its lifetime, but never has it been officially defined in terms in terms of a percentage target.

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Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Fact Check: Does Australia have too much electricity?

Australia has the capacity to produce more electricity than it needs – but that’s not a reason to scale back the Renewable Energy Target.

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Finally, some light relief for the Renewable Energy Target

Finally, some light relief for the Renewable Energy Target

The draft final report of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report has just been sent to government. Australia’s should read it. Carefully.

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NSW, SA to suffer most from cuts to Renewable Energy Target

NSW, SA to suffer most from cuts to Renewable Energy Target

Reducing the RET is a step back from a clean energy economy that rewards coal and gas power companies at the expense of households and small business.

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Warburton says energy market modeling as bad as climate modeling

Warburton says energy market modeling as bad as climate modeling

After months of denying a bias against renewables and climate science, RET Review head Dick Warburton says globe not warming, developing renewables pointless.

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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.