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Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Federal government has trampled over several key Finkel measures it supposedly has adopted. But as experts plead with Coalition to allow AEMO and Energy Security Board to get on with job, Turnbull may deliver Abbott’s wish, and kill new renewable projects.

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Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Climate Council ranks state efforts on renewables and climate targets as they race to fill the federal government void.

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Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

Finkel’s Clean Energy Target plan ‘better than nothing’: economists poll

When the perfect is the enemy of the “roughly acceptable”: Economists back emissions policy that Alan Finkel has put on the table.

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Victoria plans 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Victoria plans 650MW renewable auction, plus two new solar farms

Andrews government unveils first of renewable energy auctions – for 650MW of wind and solar – and announces two new big solar farms, the 100MW Bannerton Solar Park near Robinvale in the Sunraysia district, and the 38MW Numurkah Solar Farm near Shepparton.

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National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

National Electricity Market has served its purpose – it’s time to move on

The NEM has failed. Its very narrow economic objective was to provide low prices, reliable and safe energy, and to act in the long term interests of consumers. It hasn’t.

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Finkel's fine line through Australia's testy power politics

Finkel’s fine line through Australia’s testy power politics

Reports delivered by three major Australian institutions on Friday highlighted that wind and solar provide cheapest avenue to decarbonise the grid. But none of the AEMC, CCA or CSIRO could bring themselves to say so. Finkel’s challenge will be to cut through this nonsense.

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Voters say Turnbull "too slow" on renewables, support state RETs

Voters say Turnbull “too slow” on renewables, support state RETs

New poll reveals most people – including Coalition voters – not buying Turnbull govt anti-renewables rhetoric, want more ambitious action.

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Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition sets climate parameters, as two more quit key advisory body

Coalition publishes climate policy discussion paper amid CCA resignations, claims of right-wing, anti-science bias.

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Penalties and policies: What shook environmental markets in February

Penalties and policies: What shook environmental markets in February

Impact of decision of some liable parties to pay penalty rather than meet RET obligation felt in February – although the extent of this was lost in subsequent political volatility. Meanwhile, project commitments continue to flow.

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Shorten attacks Coalition for energy "vandalism", affirms 50% target

Shorten attacks Coalition for energy “vandalism”, affirms 50% target

Opposition leader Bill Shorten has accused the Coalition government of policy vandalism on energy, and committed to an emissions intensity scheme that he insists will deliver Labor’s target of 50 per cent renewables in the country’s electricity system by 2030. In a landmark speech at the Bloomberg headquarters in Sydney on Thursday, Shorten said Australia should […]