Policy & Politics

South Korea dumps vehicles from ETS

Asian giant to postpone auto-sector involvement by five years.

India could add '145GW in ten years'

Report finds democratic giant may see PV surge with right policy framework.

GDF, regulators cop coal mine blast

Inquiry report says stakeholders failed community, calls for 20-year health study.

Website to help Aussies join divestment movement

Tool to allow people to evaluate, and reduce, superannuation carbon exposure.

China's big carbon market experiment

China has announced it will implement a national carbon market in 2016. Which parts of its seven pilots schemes might it draw on, and how might it avoid their problems?

Australia's renewables wipe-out; Russia's solar steps

The week in clean energy was dominated by the Warburton Review in Australia while, elsewhere, Russia plans six solar generators totaling 90MW as Goldwind eyes a factory there.

The tricky business of electricity tariffs

Proposed changes to the network tariff system could see lower charges for consumers. Now we just need politicians to act in the long-term interests of the electorate.

Dick Warburton’s 10 minutes of woe

In an interview that went from trouble to farce, the chair of the renewable energy review fumbled questions about coal's windfall before admitting he has no figures to support his argument to slash the renewables target because Direct Action is cheaper.

Small business in the gun over a RET reduction

A new report commissioned by the REC Agents Association paints a picture of a vibrant but vulnerable solar sector in Australia, dominated by small enterprises that would struggle to survive an RET cut.

China extends green car support

Beijing to offer tax breaks on EVs, limited mostly to local brands.

Support for RET climbs past 80%

Rising environment concern extends to renewables policy: poll.

ARENA heads for Senate showdown

Abbott government sends agency repeal bill to hostile chamber in spite of 126 of 129 submissions arguing against repeal.

China set for nationwide carbon market in 2016

Senior climate official tells conference government is close to finalising rules.

Community solar project to ride out RET threat

Organisers confident Tathra's 'Imagine' project will proceed.

Policy uncertainty 'threatens renewables momentum'

IEA says cost-competitiveness near but growing risks to medium-term deployment.

ACT considering feed-in tariff if RET cut

Corbell says solar support could return.

Go Group set for 'backdoor listing'

Urban Group Energy subsidiary set for link-up with ASX firm.

Home insulation report tabled, PM cites 'dysfunction'

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Government said to respond to Royal Commission by month's end.

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

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.

Uniting Church's assembly to divest from fossil fuels

Standing committee resolves to take action on issue of 'intergenerational justice'.