That both sides of politics came so close to gutting ARENA is of major concern, but it’s also an opportunity to reflect on our priorities.
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Cormann and Hunt says ARENA “savings” will be recaptured by cutting money to the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, before being forced to backtrack.
ARENA to have its funding slashed by $500m after Labor and the Coalition agree to compromise on government’s omnibus budget repair package.
The attacks on solar by Craig Kelly, the new head of the Coalition’s environment and energy committee, know no bounds, and no facts. Here’s why his claims are rubbish.
This week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded 12 cutting-edge solar power projects. It could be the last grant funding it ever makes.
Energy industry industry big hitters including Tesla, ABB, AGL Energy, FRV and Enphase Energy call on Parliament to protect ARENA funding.
ARENA believed to have proposed a compromise on its funding position, in an effort to continue its support of new technologies and critical research.
More than half the shortlisted large-scale solar projects expected to get funding from ARENA tender. A total of 12 projects, mostly with single axis tracking technology and costs as low as $100/MWh are expected to win grants, with solar module costs set to slump again next year.
Dear Craig Kelly, your electorate in southern Sydney has 9,500 voters who live in solar powered homes. This year they will save over $2.9m on their power bills.
Dissenting CCA members call for “proper” emissions target, coal closure, as Frydenberg reads from Abbott songbook.