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Tag: "RET"

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Confusion over RET regulation changes has revealed large cracks in the faith of the renewable energy industry, which – still recovering from the Abbott years – is spooked by the National Energy Guarantee, and possible future policy changes, just as the market is hitting its stride.

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WA's Collgar Wind Farm

WA’s Synergy to bring in Dutch fund to bankroll wind and solar farms

WA government owned utility Synergy looking to bring in outside investors to bankroll investments in new wind and solar farms and meet RET obligations.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it's not just politics

30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it’s not just politics

The Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee is not a policy at all, just the idea of one. And attractive as it may be on a notional level, it is a long way short of being “workable” or even remotely effective. Here are 30 reasons why it should be approached with caution.

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Why the NEG could be a "terrible outcome" for renewables

Why the NEG could be a “terrible outcome” for renewables

NEG design could have immediate impact on large-scale renewable energy projects, particularly those looking to by-pass control of big gen-tailers” and go “merchant”.

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Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

Investor confidence could be smashed without additional detail

This plan to provide a plan is almost the worst outcome possible for investment certainty. If more detail doesn’t emerge soon, it could be as bad for renewables as the Abbott years.

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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.