Carbon markets

China coal demand 'may peak in 2016'

Carbon Tracker study shows greenfield thermal coal projects most at risk.

Renewables energy suppliers warn on RET jobs

Forty SMEs serving clean energy sector write open letter to MPs.

Price carbon for certainty, urge big funds

Nearly 350 institutional investors, representing $24tn, call for action ahead of UN climate summit.

We will not budge on RET: Palmer

In a statement to the latest 'Save Solar' forum, Clive Palmer has vowed to block any efforts to 'remove or reduce' the RET, saying the PUP does not want to face an election 'being anti-renewables'.

RGGI carbon price continues to rise

Rule tweaks to America's northeast ETS seemed to have addressed price concerns, with a third consecutive auction above the Cost Containment Reserve, while the carbon market has also delivered $1.1bn in revenue.

Milne offers to deal on direct action if RET protected

Greens leader says both policies needed for emissions goal.

The dirty dozen myths of the RET debate

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In a debate that has seen one accusation after another levelled at the RET, the target stands tall as a booster for Australia's battlers - and our electricity system.

'No case' for RET change: Shorten

Labor, Greens PUP reaffirm support for renewables target.

Index compiler launches 'world first' low-carbon options

Pension fund requests prompted 'low-emission', 'fossil fuel reserve' indices: MSCI.

CFI facing $1.4bn investment plunge

Reputex says policy inaction threatening Carbon Farming Initiative.

India looks offshore; more Scottish jitters

The week in clean energy saw the Scottish vote inject doubt into projects north and south of the border while India announced it was weighing a 1GW offshore wind target.

RET offer 'next week'

Coalition to approach Labor; Shorten defends scheme.

AWU calls for 100% RET aluminium exemption

Union wants sector's exemption to rise from 90%; calls for target to be pushed out in time.

Big-name firms prepping for global carbon price

Australian banks, energy firms among 150 global giants with internal price.

Shorten 'bins' Warburton: Where to next?

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Bill Shorten has echoed Mark Butler, saying the Warburton recommendations 'belong in the bin'. It narrows the field of what's possible, pointing to a tricky target-date extension.

Pro-RET radio ads launched

Climate Institute begins final part of renewables campaign.

Shareholders call on CBA to disclose climate risk

AGM to consider John Hewson-led activists' corporate responsibility resolution.

Macfarlane's ridiculous RET negotiating position

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Ian Macfarlane is trying to switch the onus of RET negotiations to Labor, and the industry, to come to him. But given it is his government that wants to change the law, shouldn't he detail what needs to change and the problem it will solve, besides improving coal generators' profits?

FactCheck: does Australia have too much electricity?

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Australia's surplus power capacity may increase or decrease, depending on the scenario. Regardless, using oversupply as an argument against the Renewable Energy Target is illogical.

RET decision 'within 3 weeks'

Industry minister also rules out cash for coal-plant closures.

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