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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.

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Australia needs 3000MW new renewable capacity committed in 2016 to meet RET

Australia needs 3000MW new renewable capacity committed in 2016 to meet RET

Clean Energy Regulator says half of the 6000MW needed to meet Australia’s 2020 Renewable Energy Target must be committed this year – that’s 30 more Clare Solar Farms.

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Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor trumps Coalition on climate, forces Turnbull into Abbott-era scare campaign

Labor’s climate and clean energy commitment – including zero carbon target by 2030 – forces Turnbull government into Abbott-era scare campaign on prices. This, as Bloomberg New Energy Finance says Australia should be even more ambitious in short term and aim for 63% cut in emissions by 2030.

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Report calls for "ambitious, achievable" VRET of 30% by 2020

Report calls for “ambitious, achievable” VRET of 30% by 2020

Friends of the Earth report says Victoria could achieve a renewable energy target of 30 per cent by 2020 just by maintaining current solar installations and wind energy pipelines.

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No carrot, no stick: Why Australian renewable projects are stalled

No carrot, no stick: Why Australian renewable projects are stalled

UBS says major gen-tailers have no great incentive to invest in renewables. If they don’t, they suffer no penalty. If they do, they risk cutting earnings from their fossil fuel assets. And there is no long term policy signal.

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The electricity retailers who have failed to meet renewables target

The electricity retailers who have failed to meet renewables target

Some consumers to pay penalty charge after handful of electricity retailers failed to meet their large scale renewable energy target in 2015. Find out which ones.