Tristan Edis

Saudi solar power project built on US$49 per MWh contract

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Solar power breaks another cost benchmark, 50MW project to be built by Saudi Electric Company.

Ex-NAB CEO implies Abbott ‘economically reckless’

Former NAB chief executive Cameron Clyne has implied the PM is 'wilfully blind' on coal, arguing it's under threat from a revolution in renewable energy - with the costs of solar, wind and battery technologies 'plummeting'.

$61.6m for Anglesea mine clean-up, consultations on Latrobe mines begins

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Alcoa allocates up to $61.6m for remediation, but Latrobe Valley mines far larger.

Why Bronwyn is so toxic to Tony

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Bronwyn Bishop's exotic travel entitlement claims are so damaging because they reinforce the electorate's impression of the government as arrogant hypocrites.
6MW solar farm & battery set for construction in Northern QLD
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Lyon Infrastructure project in Cook Town to commence construction in fourth quarter 2015.

Senate Inquiry attacks wind power

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Renewable energy industry says recommendations 'reckless' and a 'biased political stitch-up'.

Have solar and batteries won out over nuclear and clean coal?

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Nuclear and clean coal may have some trouble with costs, but they had a final defence - reliability. Could lower cost batteries destroy their last remaining advantage?

Energy efficiency regulations endorsed, saving consumers billions

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Review finds efficiency standards and labelling will save community $3.3 to $7.3 billion through reduced energy costs.

Hunt’s climate change ‘get out of jail free’ card

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A minor administrative decision surrounding what to do about $100m of left over cash from repeal of the carbon price reveals how the government could meet its emission reduction targets while barely lifting a finger.
0% renewables and economic illiteracy
Are you an 'economic illiterate' if you happen to think targeting 50% renewables by 2030 would be a good thing?

China installs 7.7GW of solar in first half 2015

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Vast proportion utility scale, with end of year target at 17.8GW.

Infigen sells its 1.5GW of US solar sites to Sunpower

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11 development sites sold for US$29.5m.

Poll finds most people think carbon tax had little impact on power bill

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Only 9% believe power bill has gone down since repeal.
0% renewables target not 'aspirational' says Labor environmental wing
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Labor sub-group disputes claims by senior Labor figures, stating policy must come to deliver on 2030 target.

Government’s chief carbon policy adviser reveals secret carbon tax

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The Abbott Government’s own expert adviser on climate policy has revealed that Labor’s emissions trading scheme was “strikingly similar” to the Coalition’s Direct Action scheme. Does this mean the Abbott Government is also about to introduce a carbon tax by stealth?

Coalition MP breaks ranks on clean energy bank lending ban

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Sarah Henderson asks Finance Minister to drop ban on CEFC financing wind and rooftop solar.

Abbott attacks wind farms again

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Labor 50% renewables target to lead to 'massive overbuild of wind farms', 23% renewables 'more than enough'.

Is Labor’s 50% renewables target a joke?

Labor is describing its 50% renewable energy target as ‘aspirational’. But banks don’t lend money on the basis of aspirational targets and voters shouldn’t lend any credibility to them either.

A million electric and gas vehicles by 2025 - thanks to priority lane access

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The Energy Supply Association has released a report spruiking the benefits of a shift to electric and natural gas fuelled vehicles, with bullish predictions of uptake even if government does little to encourage them.

Why Shorten is daring Abbott to a climate change election

Bill Shorten says 'bring it on' to election fought over power prices and climate policy. He shouldn't be worried because Abbott Gov't climate policy must also include increased power prices too, unless of course they want to increase taxes instead.

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