Renewable energy

Renewables industry concedes ground, but government still asking for 20% RET

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The Clean Energy Council has laid bare its willingness to go to 35,000GWh yet Minister Hunt has reaffirmed his 27,000GWh position. However, the government may yet be willing to move.

Waubra loses 'health promotion' charity status

Anti-wind farm group has status related to 'disease prevention' revoked.

Labor statement on CEC renewables target position

Opposition welcomes Clean Energy Council move.

Singleton's 407kW solar farm fires back up

Seventeen-year-old icon given new life by solar entrepreneur.

Crossbench deal to cut RET may help renewables industry

A deal between the government and crossbench senators to cut the large-scale RET to 32,500GWh may actually work out better for the renewable energy industry than waiting out for a deal involving Labor. It offers greater upside and less risk of no deal at all.

Chile's mines set hot pace on renewables - Australia take note

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The pipeline of renewable projects in Chile is said to be up 18GW, and miners are leading the charge with solar PV and thermal, wind and geothermal equal to or lower than the cost of fossil fuels.

Auctions spur wind and solar in Africa; China looks offshore

The week in clean energy saw notable auctions in Uganda and South Africa while China unveiled plans to develop 10.5GW of offshore wind in three years.

SunEdison solar farm to deliver power at $US85 per megawatt-hour

SunEdison has now proved that the low power prices for large-scale solar power achieved in India and Brazil were no fluke, contracting to build 350MW in Chile. It will have all the competing technologies such as wind, gas and nuclear feeling decidedly uncomfortable.

China snaps up UK wind farms

State-owned nuclear firm in $180m deal for 80% share of three EDF farms.

Trustpower 'committed to Australia'

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NZ wind farm developer optimistic on RET's longer term future.

ARENA backs on-grid PV storage solution

Agency tips $445,000 into Reposit's on-grid rooftop solar trading system.

AWU presses Labor on RET

Australian Workers Union urges swift bipartisan deal on renewable energy target.

Hunt optimistic about crossbench deal on RET

Lambie 'very close' to backing changes; possibility of $700m hydro sweeteners.

Nobel prize winner: Aust Govt increasing the cost of power

Physics Nobel laureate Steven Chu has said Australian policymakers, by winding back carbon reduction policies, are actually going to make power more expensive. Is he nuts?

Who’s the socialist, Maurice Newman?

The PM's business adviser accuses me of renewables rent-seeking, yet he espouses socialist state protectionism as well as a brutal investor-confidence crushing political cycle.

Hydro project binned due to RET uncertainty

Meridian pulls out of 37MW north Queensland project

Solar powers on while utility-scale renewables drop away

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The latest data from Green Energy Markets shows solar PV installations powering on at 75MW for November but with QLD in decline. Meanwhile large scale renewable generation market share has been steadily declining thanks to seasonal factors and little new capacity due to RET uncertainty.

China set to hit 14GW solar mark

Energy boss predicts late surge of rooftop installations.

Lambie to hold RET talks with Hunt

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Outspoken senator says urgent compromise needed on renewable energy policy.

Sheep farmer pleas for RET resumption

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Wind turbines would salvage 100-year-old family property; farmer meets 'brick wall' in Canberra.