Carbon markets

ACT considering feed-in tariff if RET cut

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Corbell says solar support could return.

Warburton - why buy an iPhone when your Nokia still works?

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The Warburton Review of the Renewable Energy Target suggests we should scale back the target because there's more than enough existing power stations to meet electricity demand. If that's the case then government probably shouldn't have built roads when we already had railways.

Lazarus says RET reduction 'irresponsible'

Senator restates PUP support for 41,000GWh target.

Review calls for Renewable Energy Target cuts: what it means

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The most pressing questions from the general public about what the cuts to the renewables target mean include the effect on household power bills and the changing economics of solar panels.

The Warburton 'windfall effect'

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Implementing the RET Review's recommendations would see black coal generators, now operating at low levels, surge in output. If there is one clear implication from the report, it's buy Origin and AGL.

Labor, Greens reject review findings

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Hunt points to likelihood of 27,00GWh target.

RET Review – experts respond

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Alan Pears, Andrew Blakers, Tony Wood and Dylan McConnell respond to the Warburton Review's damning assessment of the Renewable Energy Target.

Attacking the RET will open another tough battlefront for Abbott

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The RET is popular in the community but fossil fuel interests contributed a total of more than $900,000 to the federal Liberal Party from mid-2009 to mid-2013.

RET Review delivers blow to clean energy industry

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Panel calls for end to large-scale and small-scale schemes, admits cost on customer bills 'moderate'.

Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy?

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Critics of the renewables target forget Australia's energy market is not a level playing field and, in the absence of a carbon price, the RET is actually a way of correcting the electricity market.

The power sector is collateral damage in our culture war

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As more details about the renewables review leak out, it seems the Australian Industry Group's renewed called for electricity bipartisanship will fall flat. With everyone stuck in their positions, Australia is stumbling towards the worst of all systems.

Beijing to expand ETS

Chinese capital to add rail, airports and data centres to carbon scheme.

'Compensation needed' in event of RET reduction

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PacHydro, Infigen warn on compensation; panel dismisses sovereign risk concern.

Warburton braces for 'controversial report'

RET review findings to be made public this week.

The $5 trillion divestment challenge; Atlantis' tidal tilt

The week in clean energy saw new research detail the scale of the divestment challenge, sub-Saharan Africa leapfrog Australia on the renewables front, and Aussie-founded Atlantis Resources move closer to a Scottish tidal monster.

Abbott to announce RET's finished: report

PM said to be determined to freeze renewable target at 16,000GWh.

Jolting some common sense into the RET debate

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The debate surrounding the RET has been hijacked by ideologues on both sides, which is of little help to consumers, who will end up bearing the consequences of a much less reliable national electricity market.

Could Xenophon save Direct Action?

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Amendments proposed by Nick Xenophon could see Direct Action within reach of Australia’s 2020 emissions target, Reputex says, but only with a significant 'baseline and penalty' component, which puts international permits back on the agenda.

Portland makes plea for Victorian wind industry

Local business leaders as well as former Liberal leader John Hewson concerned about job losses.

Vic Greens to reinstate VRET

Party backs return of state renewable target to unlock wind investment.

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