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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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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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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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Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia's renewable target

Large-scale solar could meet two-thirds of Australia’s renewable target

First Solar’s Jack Curtis says “aggressive” investor appetite for Australian big solar could see it deliver up to 4GW of remaining RET.

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Engineering group Monadelphous turns to renewables after resources boom ends

Engineering group Monadelphous turns to renewables after resources boom ends

ASX-listed engineering group joins with ZEM Energy to form new company focused on developing large-scale renewables projects in the race to meet the RET.

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Will Australia's Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

Will Australia’s Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?

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Which power retailers are short of LGCs to meet the Renewable Energy Target

Which power retailers are short of LGCs to meet the Renewable Energy Target

Which power retailers are going to be left short of their legal obligations under the Renewable Energy Target and by how much?

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The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The RET is a high cost way to procure renewable energy

The current mechanism for the renewable energy target is costly and inefficient. Here’s an explanation why, and what would work better and mean more wind and solar and lower costs for consumers.

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Labor seeks to thrust renewable energy onto centre stage

Labor seeks to thrust renewable energy onto centre stage

Labor says it will award long term power purchase agreements to ensure the Commonwealth lifts its share of renewables to 50% by 2030.

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CEC  says lack of long term policies holding back renewable investment

CEC says lack of long term policies holding back renewable investment

Clean Energy Council report says renewables industry still challenged by lack of long-term policy, as it works to meet the 2020 RET.

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Election fact check: Do green schemes drive up electricity prices?

Election fact check: Do green schemes drive up electricity prices?

Not as much as Greg Hunt would have you believe… CEC report says electricity price spikes mostly driven by network costs – costs that are now being reduced by increased uptake of solar and battery storage.