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Wind firm RES considering abandoning Australian presence

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UK-based developer may axe Vic projects if RET cut goes ahead.

ARENA to support AGL on-grid storage study

Agency announces $445,000 support for probe into overcoming storage hurdles.

SRES uncertain as industry urge Shorten to stick to 41,000GWh target

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Government refuses to clarify intentions on small scale renewable energy target.

Academic fronts Shorten over RET

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UC lecturer interrupts press conference.

Appointment to ARENA board

Civil engineer Danny Broad to fill fifth board position.

Lib candidate considers wind exemptions

Victorian hopeful says community turbine farms could bypass ban.

EU sets CO2 challenge; China and Brazil score top marks

The week in clean energy saw the EU agree to the world's toughest emissions reduction target while a new report finds China and Brazil leading the developing world on clean energy programs.

Replacing Australia’s coal-fired energy

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To ensure energy security, Labor and the Coalition need to skip the politicking and work out what will supply tomorrow's power.

Are renewable energy investors gullible fools?

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Law firm Baker and McKenzie suggests owners of renewable energy projects will be financially ruined by the government's plan to cut the RET. But shouldn't they have seen this coming?

Hydro Tasmania to abandon King Island wind farm

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RET uncertainty 'not to blame' for end to $2bn TasWind project.

ETU branch urges members to back Powershop

Union's Victorian arm says new market entrant leading on renewables.

How wind could reach 20% penetration by 2030

A new report says wind is already the least-cost option for new grid capacity in many markets and - with exciting growth looming in Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa - could increase seven-fold in 15 years.

No RET for the wicked ...

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The RET has been so successful it will easily achieve 28% by 2020. That means we should be setting higher, more ambitious targets, not ones that we will meet already.

Wind could touch global 20% 'by 2030'

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GWEC report finds wind generation could increase seven-fold to 2000GW by 2030.
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Runners and onlookers take in 'beautiful' Lake George turbines.

Is Abbott slashing or ‘recalibrating’ the renewables target? Ask a laid-off Keppel Prince employee

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The Coalition is claiming they aren't cutting the RET merely 'recalibrating' it because the target has always been 20%. The public's inability to understand a gigawatt-hour from a gigahertz means they could get away with it, but the public do understand 100 people losing their jobs.

AGL CEO: Scrap RET, start again fresh

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AGL's Michael Fraser claims investors no longer have confidence in RET sufficient to support investment in new projects, suggests we need new policy framework which also encourages exit of old generators. Self-serving - yes, but can we restore investor confidence?

Goldwind resists order to shift turbines

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Will challenge NSW Government order to remove 9 turbines said to be misplaced.

Here come the rest: Micropower's quiet takeover

Micropower - a category defined as modern renewables plus cogeneration – now produces one-quarter of world electricity ... yet some utilities still regard it as trivial.

The pitfalls of using renewable energy as a political football

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This week's opening gambit from the Coalition on the RET is just the start of a fascinating battle over much loved and seemingly loathed renewable energy. In the end, states may have the last word.

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