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Shorten slams Coalition 'flat earthers' as incumbents bite back

Shorten slams Coalition ‘flat earthers’ as incumbents bite back

The Australian Labor Party and Bill Shorten appear to have rediscovered their climate change mojo, rejecting Tony Abbott’s party of “flat Earthers”. But the Coalition, large vested interests and the Murdoch media have responded with a vicious scare campaign.

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How much would Labor's 50% renewables policy cost Australian households?

How much would Labor’s 50% renewables policy cost Australian households?

The ALP’s 50% renewables promise has drawn the expected response from government about rising electricity prices. But what would the impact really be?

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Labor raises the renewables bar, Australia responds

Labor raises the renewables bar, Australia responds

From ‘visionary’ to ‘economic game-changer’ to first step in right direction, here’s what people are saying about Labor’s renewables policy announcement.

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Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.

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Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor pushed to adopt 50% targets for renewables, emission cuts

Labor facing grass-roots push to commit to bold climate and clean energy targets, including 50% renewables by 2030 and 50% cut in emissions.

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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.