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RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide

RES plans 176MW solar and battery plant near Adelaide

RES Australia proposes 176MW solar farm plus lithium-ion battery bank for Pallamana, 60km south-east of Adelaide.

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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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Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

Proposed solar farms could meet the RET single-handed

That’s great news for the Australian solar industry, but points to the RET being dramatically oversubscribed. Which raises a few questions…

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RET is met, and Frydenberg concedes more wind and solar will lower prices, improve reliability

RET is met, and Frydenberg concedes more wind and solar will lower prices, improve reliability

New data confirms the 2020 RET will be met well ahead of time, and even energy minister Josh Frydenberg says more wind and solar will cut prices and improve reliability.

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2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2020 RET in hand, with enough projects remaining to deliver 50% renewables

2017 has been an impressive year for renewables, but ends with a major cloud hanging over it: what happens once the RET is sorted?

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Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

Consumers miss out on renewables benefits as Big 3 pocket profits

UNSW energy researcher says bad policy design means industry incumbents can use large-scale solar and wind tenders to get their costs down, without necessarily passing on savings to consumers.

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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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WA's Collgar Wind Farm

WA’s Synergy to bring in Dutch fund to bankroll wind and solar farms

WA government owned utility Synergy looking to bring in outside investors to bankroll investments in new wind and solar farms and meet RET obligations.

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Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

Is this the end for big wind and big solar in Australia?

All eyes are on Victoria and the corporate sector for the future of large-scale renewables in Australia. With the renewable energy target now largely met, there is little else on offer for the pipeline of 20GW of wind and solar projects.

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30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it's not just politics

30 reasons to question the National Energy Guarantee. And it’s not just politics

The Coalition’s proposed National Energy Guarantee is not a policy at all, just the idea of one. And attractive as it may be on a notional level, it is a long way short of being “workable” or even remotely effective. Here are 30 reasons why it should be approached with caution.