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State-based renewable schemes “critical” – especially under NEG

State-based renewable schemes “critical” – especially under NEG

Renewables policy pioneer, Simon Corbell, details why state schemes like VRET are critical – including to counter “stifling impact” of NEG on solar and wind investment.

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ACT government to install 50 EV charging stations

ACT government to install 50 EV charging stations

ACT to install 50 EV charging stations on government sites across Canberra as part of nation-leading effort to decarbonise city’s transport sector.

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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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ACT takes lead on EVs, all new government cars to be zero emissions

ACT takes lead on EVs, all new government cars to be zero emissions

ACT unveils major push into electric vehicles, including zero emission mandate for government fleets, charging infrastructure, use of transit lanes, salary sacrifice for electric bikes, and studies on using EVs and their batteries to help manage the grid.

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Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

Canberra arboretum goes green-er, ditching diesel for solar and storage

ACT’s National Arboretum has replaced its diesel generator for 100% solar and battery storage – a shift that will pay for itself within 8 years.

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ACT to trial first "gas free" suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

ACT to trial first “gas free” suburb in next stage of 100% renewable goal

A new housing development in the ACT will trial a gas-free residential precinct initially incorporating 350 homes.

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ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT tips another $4m into home battery subsidy scheme

ACT government opens third competitive grants round, in a $4m extension of its home battery storage subsidisation scheme.

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ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

ACT trials electric buses on public transport route

Canberra’s public transport bus fleet will trial two pure electric buses and one electric-diesel hybrid, as it transitions away from ageing diesel fleet.

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Turnbull Government is wrong to pretend we can burn our way to climate safety

Turnbull Government is wrong to pretend we can burn our way to climate safety

We are in the midst of experiencing the impacts of dangerous global warming, which made it all the more jarring when the Federal Government came out championing the big polluters that are driving global warming.

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ACT solar farm announces new tender ..... for sheep

ACT solar farm announces new tender ….. for sheep

Owner of 13MW Mugga Lane Solar Park – winner in ACT govt’s first large-scale renewables tender – has launched a rather unusual tender.

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ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

ACT aims for zero carbon transport sector, with launch of EV plan

Having locked in 100 per cent renewable energy for its electricity needs, the ACT is now turning to zero emissions for transport.