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Tag: "renewable energy target"

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Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Turnbull leads attack on wind as Coalition readies carbon price backflip

Malcolm Turnbull joins right wing bloggers in blaming wind energy for last week’s blackout. It seems renewable energy will be sacrificed as Coalition admits Direct Action is a farce, prepares the ground for a baseline and credit scheme. And more gas and more coal.

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Queensland smashes myths about renewables, and South Australia

Queensland smashes myths about renewables, and South Australia

Putting aside its support for coal mining, the Queensland government has done a huge service to clean energy with its RET draft report, which smashes so many renewables myths it’s hard to know where to start.

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Queensland lays out three "cost neutral" paths to 50% renewables

Queensland lays out three “cost neutral” paths to 50% renewables

Queensland panel says 50% renewables by 2030 not just doable, it will be “cost neutral” to consumers and won’t affect reliability. It maps out three scenarios that will add more than 6,000 jobs, more than $5bn to state economy and cost a fraction of Coalition forecasts.

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South Australia triggers Turnbull backflip on renewables

South Australia triggers Turnbull backflip on renewables

Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Turnbull intervention into energy debate is a “worrying sign” and suggests Coalition could be using South Australia to weaken confidence in renewable energy investment.

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RET "achievable", but renewables finance still a problem

RET “achievable”, but renewables finance still a problem

Clean Energy Regulator says 2020 RET achievable, but warns retailers to meet their obligations, or be “named and shamed”.

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Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria: Turnbull has no credibility on climate and clean energy policy

Victoria says Turnbull government has no credibility on climate and clean energy policies, and it will not bow to pressure to scrap or reduce its 40% renewables target.

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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.