Wind power

Waubra to appeal charities decision

Anti-wind group to fight revocation of 'health promotion' status.

E.ON commissions large US wind, solar projects

German utility to build 211MW wind farm, 18MW solar unit.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

E.ON's historic split; South Korea boosts solar size

The week in clean energy saw German utility E.ON split up with itself, Hanwha Solar One expand its capacity by 230MW with a factory in South Korea, and Lima talks drag on.

Govt concedes on commercial solar, but games continue

The government has provided some good news for both rooftop solar and utility-scale wind and solar, telling Climate Spectator there'll be no changes to eligibility under the small-scale renewable energy scheme. But questions still remain unanswered.

Govt, Labor still at odds on RET

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Butler dismisses new Hunt letter; minister threatens crossbench negotiation switch.

Alcoa calls for urgent RET resolution

Aluminium company says 'struggling' industry needs certainty.

NAB issues $300m 'Climate Bond'

Bank first to issue bond certified as being dedicated to investments that reduce emissions. Will support 1.5GW of wind and solar projects.