Policy & Politics

Britain to stick with tough 50% target

Government withstands pressure to water down 2027 emissions goal.

Hunt learns to love the CEFC but delivers veiled threat on RET

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The Environment Minister has given the first sign the government is undergoing a pragmatic rethink of its jihad on carbon reduction initiatives and institutions in light of Clive Palmer's Al Gore moment.

Greenpeace recruits 'Nemo' for reef bid

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Environment group releases TV ad warning against coal port expansion.

Napthine govt trims wind farm red tape

Sector welcomes move to allow technology upgrades without new permit process.

Global renewables upswing, via wind

The week in clean energy saw a China and wind-led investment surge, offshore wind gain traction beyond Europe, and green bonds' appeal to continue to grow.

Do climate worriers use more electricity?

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Do environmental beliefs affect how much electricity we use? New research found a counter-intuitive link, but the authors say it's probably illusory.

Capture me if you can: An elusive CCS solution

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The International Energy Agency is among those who say carbon capture and storage is a vital ingredient of the climate solution. But progress remains achingly slow ... and frustratingly expensive.

Clean energy sector pens plea to Canberra

RET review has renewables majors fearing for investments in new and existing large-scale projects.

PacHydro still not confident on RET

Renewables projects remain on hold despite Palmer United assurance.

Coalition's CEFC absurdity; ARENA axe still hovers

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Addressing the clean energy industry in Sydney, the government's Bob Baldwin has reiterated the Coalition's determination to axe the green bank for budget reasons – just as it delivers a healthy year of results.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

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An open letter from 17 renewables companies urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme risked financial distress and potentially failure, and could see sovereign risk expand beyond the sector.

Clean energy investors' plea for certainty

An open letter from renewables industry investors urges the government to keep the Renewable Energy Target, saying any weakening of the scheme will promote sovereign risk which could expand beyond the sector.

Chair, 3 board members quit Synergy

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WA energy utility board walks amid speculation minister pushing for privatisation.

The G20 has the muscle to fight climate change

The global effort to mitigate climate change is shifting towards collective action to stamp out ‘free riders’, and this year's G20 provides a crucial opportunity to advance the cause.

Renewable energy is ready to supply all of Australia's electricity

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It is technically possible for Australia to get all its electricity needs from renewable sources with wind, solar thermal and rooftop solar making up the lion's share.

The freedom revolution to kill power bill confusion

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The electricity bill debate is more confusion than clarity, and rising gas prices may only make it worse. But the 'energy efficiency plus solar' solution offers the average punter a final way out.

Warburton slams Palmer's 'crazy politics'

Head of RET review concerned possible changes to policy may be blocked in Senate.

ARENA confirms board reappointments

Bourne and Smith to continue for another year.

Gas suppliers failing to play by Abbott’s script

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Rather than becoming a ‘cheap energy superpower’, a new study from business itself suggests Australia is facing a manufacturing wrecking ball in the form of gas.

Petratherm misses ARENA deadline

Geothermal project in Flinders Ranges axed as finance deadline passes.

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