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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 […]

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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.