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Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

Attacks on wind and solar policies turn to state initiatives

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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Seven steps to smarter carbon policy

Seven steps to smarter carbon policy

As parliament reconvenes, it’s timely to reassess the scope for Australia to establish a clear, enduring path to efficiently meet its current and future carbon targets.

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Territory poll result puts wind and solar go-slow govts in minority

Territory poll result puts wind and solar go-slow govts in minority

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.

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10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

10 Pacific Island Nations with RETs much more ambitious than Australia

Many of Australia’s nearest neighbours in the Pacific Islands have far more ambitious renewable energy targets.

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Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

Solar households to lose subsidies, but it’s a bright future for the industry

The windbacks to solar subsidies may be a good sign for the industry, by encouraging larger systems.

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NT Labor proposes 50% renewables by 2030 ahead of election

NT Labor proposes 50% renewables by 2030 ahead of election

Northern Territory Labor promises 50% renewables target, bringing it in-line with federal Labor and most other Labor states and territories.

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Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia's renewable target

Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia’s renewable target

First Solar’s Jack Curtis says “aggressive” investor appetite for Australian big solar could see it deliver up to 4GW of remaining RET.

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Victoria renewables auction scheme opens for consultation

Victoria renewables auction scheme opens for consultation

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.

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Engineering group Monadelphous turns to renewables after resources boom ends

Engineering group Monadelphous turns to renewables after resources boom ends

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.

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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.