Wind power

Doubting Deloitte - Electricity price scaremongering, the sequel

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The Chamber of Commerce and Industry says modelling by Deloitte raises doubt about other analysts’ conclusion that the renewables target hurts power generators more than consumers. But given the track record of the Chamber's Kate Carnell on price rise claims, there's a bit of doubt hanging over her.

Newman kicked off wind farm committee

PM's business advisor accused of using influence to undermine community consultation process.

Can big solar take on wind? Look to the banks

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Some utility-scale solar developers are talking up the prospects of PV plants being about 40% cheaper, and matching wind's viability. They just need to get bankers thinking similarly.

ARENA backs off-grid renewables hybrid for Lord Howe Island

Renewables agency to tip $4.5m into 1MW renewables-diesel project.

Europe's slight wind change

Estimates for Europe's wind capacity by 2020 have been revised down 40GW by the sector's peak industry body amid policy uncertainty, but growth will still be a healthy 64%.

Queensland solar farm, NSW wind project take awards

Clean Energy Council award winners outshine rivals in innovation, community engagement.

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.

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.

Clean energy sector pens plea to Canberra

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

Colonial fund hopes to draw clean energy backers

Firm wins support from green bank for $580m fund aimed at institutional investors.

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.

Warburton comments telling: Solar Citizens

RET review panel head loses credibility in 'vilifying' Palmer, says solar users group.

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.

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.

ARENA confirms board reappointments

Bourne and Smith to continue for another year.

Britain approves 700MW wind farm

Construction of E.ON project of Sussex coast receives go-ahead.

What Four Corners didn't reveal about renewables

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While the Four Corners program aired last week lamented Australia's position in the global renewables race, I was actually left uplifted and optimistic looking back to an eerily similar 2007 episode of Four Corners.

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