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How can we overcome Australia's renewable energy policy deadlock?

How can we overcome Australia’s renewable energy policy deadlock?

Despite federal government inertia, there is the potential for industry and community to influence the direction of energy policy. Here’s how it might be done.

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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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Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?

Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.

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Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland fast-tracks auction for 400MW renewables, energy storage

Queensland govt reasserts commitment to 50% RET, and its independence from federal government, with $1.6bn plan.

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Renewable energy investment is booming but there are clouds ahead

Renewable energy investment is booming but there are clouds ahead

It is now clear there are enough projects ready to go to sail past the 2020 renewable energy target. But just because we can doesn’t mean that we will. There are still some major hurdles.

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Coalition attempts to rewrite history on support for wind, solar and RET

Coalition attempts to rewrite history on support for wind, solar and RET

The Coalition is again feigning selective amnesia about the country’s climate and clean energy policies, and the party’s key role in delivering rising prices and a weakening, less stable electricity system. History tells another story.

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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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How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

How South Australia can function reliably while moving to 100% renewables

Biggest challenge in moving to 100% renewable energy will be meeting the 2-3 hours of peak demand during evenings. This will require a mix of different technologies and strategies.