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Tag: "renewable energy target"

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Utilities may push for new RET review if Coalition returned

Utilities may push for new RET review if Coalition returned

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.

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Brown coal's bleak future as Victoria ramps up renewables

Brown coal’s bleak future as Victoria ramps up renewables

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.

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Victoria aims for 40% renewables by 2025, to add 5,400MW wind and solar

Victoria aims for 40% renewables by 2025, to add 5,400MW wind and solar

Victorian govt to use reverse auctions to reach 40% renewable energy by 2025, underlining the policy divide between Labor and conservative governments. The target will require 5,400MW of new wind and solar capacity to be built in less than a decade.

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Interview: Lily D'Ambrosio on Victoria's 40% renewable energy target

Interview: Lily D’Ambrosio on Victoria’s 40% renewable energy target

Victoria energy minister answers questions about state’s newly announced 40% renewable energy target for 2025.

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ESCO says 500MW of big solar projects in pipeline for Queensland

ESCO says 500MW of big solar projects in pipeline for Queensland

Australian company ESCO Pacific says nearing construction of 135MW solar farm in Ross River, and has 3 more projects in works – all larger than 100MW and all plugging into Qld network.

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CEC  says lack of long term policies holding back renewable investment

CEC says lack of long term policies holding back renewable investment

Clean Energy Council report says renewables industry still challenged by lack of long-term policy, as it works to meet the 2020 RET.

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Australia needs 3000MW new renewable capacity committed in 2016 to meet RET

Australia needs 3000MW new renewable capacity committed in 2016 to meet RET

Clean Energy Regulator says half of the 6000MW needed to meet Australia’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target must be committed this year – that’s 30 more Clare Solar Farms.

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Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor’s climate and clean energy commitment – including zero carbon target by 2030 – forces Turnbull government into Abbott-era scare campaign on prices. This, as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Australia should be even more ambitious in short term and aim for 63% cut in emissions by 2030.

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CEFC looks to pump-prime Australia's flagging renewable energy economy

CEFC looks to pump-prime Australia’s flagging renewable energy economy

CEFC steps into funding gap for renewables projects, teaming up with institutional investors to create a new $1bn financing pool.

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Renewable energy market hurtles towards a penalty price

Renewable energy market hurtles towards a penalty price

Without a staggering run of project commitments in the coming months, penalty payments for missing the renewable energy target appear inevitable in 2017.

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NSW's largest wind farm to begin construction, first since Coalition cut RET

NSW’s largest wind farm to begin construction, first since Coalition cut RET

The 175MW White Rock wind farm to begin construction this month, the first big project to get go-ahead since Coalition reviewed the RET. Even Barnaby Joyce says he is happy.