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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The ALP’s 50% renewables promise has drawn the expected response from government about rising electricity prices. But what would the impact really be?
From ‘visionary’ to ‘economic game-changer’ to first step in right direction, here’s what people are saying about Labor’s renewables policy announcement.
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.
Labor facing grass-roots push to commit to bold climate and clean energy targets, including 50% renewables by 2030 and 50% cut in emissions.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.