Former NAB chief laments ‘reckless’ policies of Abbott govt, says business leaders afraid to speak out for fear of retribution.
Tag: "wind energy"
New UK report concludes that falling costs of offshore wind will result in projects installed after 2020 being cost-competitive with new gas plants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.