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Tony Abbott’s war on clean energy - and business people who speak out

Tony Abbott’s war on clean energy – and business people who speak out

Former NAB chief laments ‘reckless’ policies of Abbott govt, says business leaders afraid to speak out for fear of retribution.

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Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a 'political stitch-up'

Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a ‘political stitch-up’

CEC slams calls from anti-wind senators to cut subsidies back even further, make them conditional on adherence to federal ‘infrasound’ laws.

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Offshore wind to be cost competitive with gas in 5 years

Offshore wind to be cost competitive with gas in 5 years

New UK report concludes that falling costs of offshore wind will result in projects installed after 2020 being cost-competitive with new gas plants.

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Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor picks a winner with 50% renewable energy target

Labor has picked a winner by adopting a long-term renewable energy target, and pushing rooftop solar and battery storage, finally distinguishing itself from the hard right Coalition government. A new poll suggests a clear majority want a renewable target of at least 50%, and many in regional areas want to go to 100% by 2030.

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Why Alan Jones could become a champion for wind, solar energy

Why Alan Jones could become a champion for wind, solar energy

The wind and solar sectors in Australia need a public champion. Why not Alan Jones? His command of the facts on coal mines and CSG has made him a powerful force. If only he could get his facts right on renewable energy.

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$1 trillion solar, wind finance to outstrip oil and gas industry

$1 trillion solar, wind finance to outstrip oil and gas industry

Renewable energy finance vehicles, YieldCos, likely to rapidly outpace their fossil fuel rivals, and represent more than $1 trillion of investment in coming years. Another sign of the global investment shift to wind and solar, a trend that could bypass Abbott’s Australia.

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ACT to fast track new auction for 200MW of wind energy

ACT to fast track new auction for 200MW of wind energy

ACT fast-tracks second wind energy auction, with another 200MW of capacity on offer, undermining federal government’s opposition to wind farms.

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Liberal energy minister likes wind energy, supports new wind farm

Liberal energy minister likes wind energy, supports new wind farm

The minister for energy in Tasmania’s Liberal government says he hopes RET legislation will bring wind industry certainty, lead to development of new projects – and the installation of a second Bass Strait inter-connector cable.

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How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

How much does wind energy cost? Debunking the myths

Are renewables pushing up the cost of electricity? That’s the claim made by Alan Moran in an opinion piece for the Australian Financial Review this week.

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Things we learned this week about Abbott's wind turbine syndrome

Things we learned this week about Abbott’s wind turbine syndrome

Abbott is not listening to the Pope, or scientists, about climate science or wind farms. But he is listening to IPA and other long term anti-wind activists. IPA even gives a “how to” guide for Catholics to ignore Pope Francis. Meanwhile, Hunt says it’s all about pushing big solar.

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Abbott promises to Do Something about wind turbines

Abbott promises to Do Something about wind turbines

Fate of Austalia’s RET in balance once again as Abbott vows to appoint wind commissioner, listen to Senate inquiry, and have CEFC push big solar.