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WA Treasurer: Gas and coal plant to shut, solar to meet 'bulk' of Perth’s daytime load

Treasurer Nahan says solar PV will, 'displace a lot of the existing capacity. It’s low-priced, it’s democratically determined and it’s something we’re committed to facilitating'. This is a guy who used to be the head of the right wing Institute of Public Affairs.

Gas demand may halve according to Melbourne University’s Energy Institute

Cheaper cost of efficient electric appliances could decimate residential gas demand.

Ararat wind farm provides jobs boost to Keppel Prince

Portland firm awarded contract to make 35 towers for wind farm.

AGL will no longer make political donations

Company says donations have perception of 'undue influence from big business on government'.
3% of UN Joint Implementation credits deliver no climate benefit
73% not 'plausible' and 80% overall with low or questionable environmental integrity.

Hunt’s Direct Action abatement auction - a 'market' Marx would be proud of

The government has loaded the dice again in the next abatement auction, giving the regulator more powers to arbitrarily and without transparency change the way it conducts the auction. It might save money in the short term but at the expense of investment in new abatement projects.

Victoria extends energy efficiency target scheme to 2020 – can it go national?

Victoria has joined NSW, South Australia and ACT in confirming extensions to their energy efficiency target schemes, but it remains to be seen whether other states will join in.

Hockey's mad double-down bet on coal

Joe Hockey appears to be considering spending billions of taxpayers dollars to subsidise the huge new Adani Carmichael coal mine. Yet the coal market is suffering a large glut and government economic modelling shows it's about to get even worse.

Hunt claims credit for drought and plunging coal price but not rising electricity emissions

Our Minister for the Environment has proudly trumpeted emissions have reached their lowest level in 10 years – all without a ‘painful carbon price’. It turns out he’s mastered an ability to manipulate the weather and global commodity prices. But those rising emissions from electricity – nothing to do with him?

ACT Government to divest from fossil fuels and target 100% renewable energy

Aiming for 100% renewables by 2025 and Labor conference passes motion for fossil fuel divestment.

McKibbin is spoiling Abbott's emissions scare campaign party

The Government has once again hired an economic modeller who can't seem to stick to the script on the supposedly high cost of reducing carbon emissions.

Vic Gov’t targets at least 20% renewables by 2020, but how?

Government wants no less than 20 per cent of power from renewable energy by 2020, but it is extremely vague on what it will do, if anything, to achieve it. The cynic in me suggests their policy might be to just stare really crossly at the Abbott Government.

Solar giant Yingli is in trouble but other producers are unable to keep up with demand

While solar titan Yingli continues to struggle, other solar PV module manufacturers are now reporting sustainable margins and profits.

Adani pursuing US$3b investment in solar

Company in talks to establish giant 3GW solar manufacturing plant in India.

Origin Energy shows why renewable energy investors are too fearful of Tony Abbott

Origin's CEO King says if anything Renewable Energy Target will be increased in future and shows economics for new renewable energy projects are compelling. Could spooked investors be missing an opportunity?

Big solar project in Alice Springs goes live

4.1MW Uterne solar farm now fully operational.

Canberra Hospital to install 500kW solar

Hospital to undertake $3.3 million energy efficiency finance upgrade that will save $490,000 per annum.

Origin urges shut-down of coal - here’s why a purist ETS has been abandoned

Origin Energy is urging the Victorian Government to regulate the closure of coal, joining similar calls from AGL and EnergyAustralia. Two graphs show why Australia has given up on a purist ETS approach to decarbonising the power sector.

Google allows households to calculate solar system savings, but Australia beats them to it

Yet again Australia ahead of US when it comes to rooftop solar innovation.

Labor's plan: Cast Abbott as yesterday's man

Rather than cower from a fight with Tony Abbott over climate policy, Labor is using the Coalition's climate stance as an offensive weapon in the lead up to the election.