Renewable energy

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 2022 target.

Wind farms 'appalling': Hockey

Treasurer reiterates criticism, says coal-plants would equally ruin 'beautiful landscapes'.

Solar to accelerate switch to 'Big Asia'

Industry analyst Solarbuzz predicts India, China, and Japan will lead PV demand growth rates over the next five years, with the US outlook also strong. But the risk of market collapses persist.

RayGen wins solar boost from Chinese partner

Aussie concentrated PV firm has China pipeline fast-tracked; 10 MW plant 'by 2016'.

Scottish vote may freeze 5.7GW-plus in wind

Bloomberg: 'Yes' vote to cast doubt on pipeline, threaten integrated power market.

Snowy Hydro eyeing 'fourth pillar' status

But analysts say incumbent challenge won't happen soon.

How to get renewable energy into the grid – without losing power

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The technology to ensure steady power amid rising renewables is mostly available – just energy storage looms as the final challenge.

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.

Snowy Hydro acquires Infratil energy portfolio

State-owned firm's $600m generation, retail buy makes it fourth-largest energy retailer.

China considers quality restrictions on imported coal

Move to potentially affect Australian thermal exports.

Solar Council launches storage counterpart

Energy Storage Council to push for standardisation for network embeds.

Chile green lights massive 698MW solar farm

Atacama Desert development to begin construction this year.

Health industry's $29bn fund to restrict thermal coal investments

HESTA becomes first major Australian super fund to apply measures across all products.

Solar PV price check - September

Rooftop system prices dropped to their lowest level in two years as the industry braced for cuts to the small-scale Renewable Energy Target.

Grappling with the big picture on energy

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The RET is far from the only factor in determining Australia's future energy supply.

Google to back SunEdison solar plant

Internet giant to lend $145m for California project.

Too much supply does not equal blackouts

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Yet again we are greeted with a newspaper headline telling us too much power supply will mean not enough power supply ... so the government has to cut the RET. What a load of illogical nonsense.

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