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Category: ACT Government

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Australia at 19% renewables - NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia at 19% renewables – NEG 2030 target to be reached in 2021

Australia is already at 19 per cent renewables as at June, and could reach 43 per cent renewables by 2030, just with the state targets in Queensland and Victoria, new data shows.

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Windlab urges "choose no NEG" if emissions target unchanged

Windlab urges “choose no NEG” if emissions target unchanged

Windlab CEO says renewables industry better of with no National Energy Guarantee at all, than with a NEG hobbled by 26% emissions reduction target.

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Coalition climate deniers play havoc again with energy

Coalition climate deniers play havoc again with energy

You’d think they’d be grateful: Malcolm Turnbull and Josh Frydenberg went to the effort of designing a climate and energy policy that does nothing, and Tony Abbott and friends are still complaining that it does too much.

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Labor's Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

Labor’s Butler on why right wingers see EVs as leftist conspiracy

An increasingly change-averse political right wing is driving transport to the front line of Australia’s climate wars. Labor’s Mark Butler on why it’s time for Australia to embrace EV transition, or risk becoming another Cuba, a living museum for petrol and diesel cars.

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Australian banks double down on global fossil fuel expansion

Australian banks double down on global fossil fuel expansion

Just when you thought Australia’s banks had reached the nadir, new data shows ‘Big Four’ lending to fossil fuel projects spiked by 50% last year.

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ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT to change law to drop gas and pave way for all-electric suburbs

ACT takes next step in trial of gas-free suburban living, with a proposed repeal of planning laws that have made gas connection mandatory to all new housing divisions in the Territory.

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ACT brings forward zero emissions target to 2045

ACT brings forward zero emissions target to 2045

ACT government brings forward its zero emissions target to 2045, turning its focus to transport and gas, and laying down the gauntlet for other states and the federal government to follow.

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The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

The rapidly disappearing subsidies for wind and solar in Australia

Energy markets are now showing negligible value for renewable energy certificates within 2 years. It gives lie to the nonsense and scare campaigns about the “crippling” cost of wind and solar.

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The subsidy-free wind farms that returned money to ACT consumers in 2017

The subsidy-free wind farms that returned money to ACT consumers in 2017

ACT consumers got a net payment in calendar 2017 from first two wind farms built to help meet its 100% renewables target. And with no subsidies.

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Sapphire wind farm turns on for ACT's 100% renewables target

Sapphire wind farm turns on for ACT’s 100% renewables target

Sapphire wind farms turns on 100MW of capacity to help meet ACT 100% renewables target, with more wind and solar to come.

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Victoria has everything in place - time to go big on VRET

Victoria has everything in place – time to go big on VRET

It’s budget week in Victoria, and there’s a simple question to be asked: if there’s so much renewable energy ready to go, then why not go bigger?