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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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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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Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the RET is met

Clean Energy Regulator confirms the 2020 Renewable Energy Target will be met ahead of schedule, with 6,553MW of wind and solar projects already built or under construction.

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Hawaii could save billions by fast-tracking shift to 100% renewables

Hawaii could save billions by fast-tracking shift to 100% renewables

Report says Hawaii could reach 100% renewables twice as fast as the current target suggests, and save billions along the way.

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Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor pitches 120% renewables target, rooftop solar boost

Tasmania Labor unveils energy policy targeting 120% renewables, increased electricity exports, and an 80% boost to distributed resources like rooftop solar.

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Which retailers will (and won't) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

Which retailers will (and won’t) meet their 2017 LGC liability?

With a Wednesday deadline, things are getting tight for power companies to purchase and surrender enough LGCs to meet their liability. Has ERM got its act together?

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Queensland chooses sunshine over coal, to relief of solar industry

Queensland chooses sunshine over coal, to relief of solar industry

Large-scale solar industry breathes sigh of relief after Queensland poll shows likely return of Palaszczuk government, and the retention of the state’s 50 per cent renewables target.

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Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Rooftop solar changes unsettle industry, raising fears worse to come

Confusion over RET regulation changes has revealed large cracks in the faith of the renewable energy industry, which – still recovering from the Abbott years – is spooked by the National Energy Guarantee, and possible future policy changes, just as the market is hitting its stride.

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Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria renewable target passes lower house – but Coalition vows to kill it

Victoria’s renewable energy target of 40% by 2025 has passed the lower house – but the state opposition has vowed to kill it if they get into power.

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Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Could Turnbull succeed where Abbott failed, and kill large scale wind and solar?

Federal government has trampled over several key Finkel measures it supposedly has adopted. But as experts plead with Coalition to allow AEMO and Energy Security Board to get on with job, Turnbull may deliver Abbott’s wish, and kill new renewable projects.

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Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Graph of the Day: States lead on renewables, but who leads the states?

Climate Council ranks state efforts on renewables and climate targets as they race to fill the federal government void.