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Tag: "renewable energy target"

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Deal for $450m wind farm as RET passage sparks rush for contracts

Deal for $450m wind farm as RET passage sparks rush for contracts

A $450m Victoria wind project gets financial go-ahead one day after RET legislation passed, as federal government waives through another major wind project and more wind farms rush to secure financing.

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Lazarus on renewables: "I'm an old rugby forward and even I get it"

Lazarus on renewables: “I’m an old rugby forward and even I get it”

Glenn Lazarus on Australia’s renewable cut-backs: “I do not think any of us need to be Einstein to work out the absolute stupidity in all of this. I am an old forward from way back, and even I get it.”

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How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

Are renewables pushing up the cost of electricity? That’s the claim made by Alan Moran in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review this week.

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Abbott promises to Do Something about wind turbines

Abbott promises to Do Something about wind turbines

Fate of Austalia’s RET in balance once again as Abbott vows to appoint wind commissioner, listen to Senate inquiry, and have CEFC push big solar.

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Abbott government continues 'jaw-boning' of wind farm sector

Abbott government continues ‘jaw-boning’ of wind farm sector

Environment minister Greg Hunt refuses to endorse wind farms, saying health impacts will be decided by Senate inquiry. On the future of wind energy in Australia, Hunt also refused to be drawn, pointing only to the falling cost of solar.

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10 things we learned about Tony Abbott's war on renewables

10 things we learned about Tony Abbott’s war on renewables

50 Shades of Grit: Tony Abbott wants new coal generators and now admits he wants to kill the renewable energy target – and he may be just one vote away from being able to do so. That has serious implications, because it will likely extend the uncertainty that has plagued the clean energy industry in the past 18 months.

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What happens if agreement is reached on cutting Australia's RET?

What happens if agreement is reached on cutting Australia’s RET?

New Zealand’s TrustPower outlines just what is at stake if Australia’s renewable energy target is cut.

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Abbott government says war on renewables not over yet

Abbott government says war on renewables not over yet

The Abbott government may be in its death throes, but it is still determined to do as much damage to the renewable energy industry as it can. It still wants to cut the RET by one third, and dump agencies such as the CEFC and ARENA, and now it is targeting solar.

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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.