Carbon markets

RET Review – experts respond

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

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

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

Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy?

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

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

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

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?

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.

In defence of support for wind and solar

Queensland LNP Senator Matt Canavan's article 'Dodgy sums on renewables don’t add up' lambasts the Renewable Energy Target, but he fails to consider the whole picture.

Palmer eases ETS conditions

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PUP scraps requirement for India to price carbon; widens definition for trading partner schemes.

Abbott to meet ministerial pair on Sunday over RET

PM to 'thrash out' renewables target position with Hunt, Macfarlane: report.

'Real' 20 per cent RET would 'decimate industry'

Clean Energy Council says reduced target to leave projects, companies financially stressed.

Imagining where Warburton went wrong

Yesterday we put forward the likely case for abolishing the renewables target. Today it's the turn of the renewable energy industry to tell Tony Abbott where Warburton went wrong.

Newspoll finds 95% think renewables 'a good idea'

But six in 10 don't want to have to support development via electricity bill increases.