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Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Recommendation to curtail Solar Bonus Scheme rejected by Qld govt

Queensland govt rejects Productivity Commission recommendations to review 50% RET and cut short Solar Bonus Scheme, as measures to rein in soaring electricity prices.

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Australia snubs 1st major post-Paris summit after killing renewables target

Australia snubs 1st major post-Paris summit after killing renewables target

Australia is snubbing the first major post-Paris summit on the global energy transition. Meanwhile, Australia’s renewable energy target remains at a standstill even as global investment in renewables reaches record levels. At least households and businesses are investing in rooftop solar.

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South Australia details $10 billion low-carbon investment plan

South Australia details $10 billion low-carbon investment plan

SA Premier Jay Weatherill has outlined four key strategies to achieve his government’s low-carbon investment target of $10bn by 2030.

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Q&A with Qld energy minister Mark Bailey: The 50% renewable target

Q&A with Qld energy minister Mark Bailey: The 50% renewable target

Queensland energy minister Mark Bailey answers 10 questions about how the Palaszczuk government is turning the state’s renewables record around, and how it will meet its target of 50% renewables by 2030.

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Wind industry hopes to finally strike a blow in most northern state

Wind industry hopes to finally strike a blow in most northern state

Queensland is the only state in Australia where the wind industry has yet to establish itself. That could change quickly in the next year or so.

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Renewables target needs 3,800MW of large scale renewables within 12 months

Renewables target needs 3,800MW of large scale renewables within 12 months

Australia’s renewable energy target heading for a train-crash, with no new projects and 3,800MW of new capacity commitments needed in next 12 months to avoid shortfall.

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Coal heavy AGL to invest in renewables "if and when" investment climate improves

Coal heavy AGL to invest in renewables “if and when” investment climate improves

AGL defends coal plant buying spree, saying it would provide funds to invest in renewables “if and when” investment climate improves.

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Turnbull channels Abbott as he attacks Labor's renewables target, ETS

Turnbull channels Abbott as he attacks Labor’s renewables target, ETS

Turnbull describes Labor’s 50% renewables target as reckless, Hunt continues nonsense attack on emissions reduction costs, while Coalition’s climate deniers and renewable-haters continue to run amok. Has anything changed?

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If wind energy is this cheap, why aren't wind farms being built?

If wind energy is this cheap, why aren’t wind farms being built?

Australia’s biggest wind farm is producing electricity at less than $80/MWh. At current prices, the market for new wind projects should be strong. But political uncertainty from Abbott government is killing the market.

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Queensland to play catch up on renewables - wants to match South Australia

Queensland to play catch up on renewables – wants to match South Australia

Qld energy minister says state will facilitate demand for rooftop solar + storage, use reverse auctions to boost large-scale renewables.

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Renewable investment drought to continue as utilities extend buyers’ strike

Infigen Energy says investment drought in Australian renewables could last another 18 months as big utilities extend their buyer’s strike, and developers struggle to put together capital to build wind and solar farms without long term contracts.