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Labor’s climate policy: back in the game but missing detail

Republished from The Conversation Thu 28 April 2016 Labor has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme. Lynette Molyneaux, The University of Queensland; John Foster, The University of Queensland, and Karen Hussey, The University of Queensland The detailed policy includes multiple market-based mechanisms. Among these are an emissions trading scheme, a domestic electricity cap-and-trade scheme, and a mechanism to close brown coal power stations. The package would also increase investment in renewable energy, instigate a major review of the electricity sector, tighten vehicle emissions...

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Melbourne group’s call for tenders for large-scale renewable energy plant

The Melbourne Renewable Energy Project has released a tender for renewable energy projects that are “shovel-ready and have planning approvals in place”. Led by the City of Melbourne, the group comprises Australia Post, NAB, the University of Melbourne, RMIT, NEXTDC, Zoos Victoria, the City of Port Phillip, Moreland City Council, the City of Yarra, Citywide, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Bank Australia. The group predicts it will purchase 110 GWh of energy, which is enough to power more than 28,000 households in Melbourne for a year. The tender has been released by Procurement Australia which is seeking responses...

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