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The sleeper hit in Labor’s energy policy

As a thought experiment, imagine you are serving as shadow energy spokesperson in the Federal Opposition. Much of your time is spent fielding concerns from business and consumer groups about the policy dysfunction that leaves Australia facing a lose-lose situation of...

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Making Australia a renewable energy exporting superpower

Politicians around Australia are proposing ambitious plans to export renewable energy from Australia, using high-voltage power lines laid under the oceans. But will this work? Our research is investigating the economic and environmental case for Australia to become an...

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Clean Energy investment tops $20 billion

Renewable energy and storage projects adding up to more than $20 billion of investment have now been committed across the country, according to new figures released by the Clean Energy Council. The CEC says there are currently 14.6 gigawatts of new renewable energy...

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2019 Women in Renewables scholarship award recipient announced

The Clean Energy Council has recently announced its fourth annual Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Scholarship has been awarded to Allison Hawke, chief operating officer at ESCO Pacific. The scholarship aims to promote greater gender diversity across...

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The verdict is in: renewables reduce energy prices (yes, even in South Australia)

Does renewable electricity raise or lower electricity prices? There is more to this question than meets the eye: are prices lower before or after renewable subsidies are recovered, how has variability been accounted for, how have changes in network costs been...

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Rooftop solar tops two million

The Australian solar industry has achieved another record-breaking milestone, with the number of households now enjoying the benefits of rooftop solar reaching a whopping two million. Clean Energy Council chief executive Kane Thornton said the milestone recognised the...

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The people have spoken…and it’s time to start listening

The Victorian election result should be a warning to all political parties that voters expect a strong clean energy policy in the upcoming NSW election, the Clean Energy Council said in releasing a package of policy directives today. According to Clean Energy Council...

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Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts)

A year ago today, Tesla’s big battery in South Australia began dispatching power to the state’s grid, one day ahead of schedule. By most accounts, the world’s largest lithium-ion battery has been a remarkable success. But there are some concerns that have so far...

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Solar power systems are key players in Australia

SMA have announced that in 2018 they will have commissioned 1.8GW of solar inverter power in Australia, bringing the total utility-scale PV power plant installation base in Australia above 2GW. According to SMA executive vice president, sales – APAC/North America John...

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Renewable energy comes to QLD’s ports

Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is continuing to progress towards its renewable energy initiatives, with a tidal turbine deployed at its Barney Point Terminal in Gladstone. The six month trial is aimed at demonstrating how tidal flows at the Port of Gladstone can be...

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Grattan on Friday: Labor’s energy policy is savvy – now is it scare-proof?

Hours before Bill Shorten delivered his energy policy on Thursday, Scott Morrison’s office had circulated an attack. Labor’s plan was for a “carbon tax”; the proposed subsidy for “pink batteries” would leave households “$8000 out of pocket”. It was a wild broadside...

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The long goodbye to coal has begun

Thermal coal is fated for long-term structural decline and energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are increasing despite the Paris targets, are key take-outs in the International Energy Agency’s World Energy Outlook (WEO) 2018 report released earlier this week, which...

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The new electric vehicle highway is a welcome gear shift, but other countries are still streets ahead

Perhaps buoyed by a 67% increase in the sale of electric cars in Australia last year – albeit coming off a low base – the federal government this month announced a A$6 million funding injection for a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle recharging stations. Eighteen...

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State governments can transform Australia’s energy policy from major fail to reliable success

Energy policy in Australia is a major failure. The federal government has been unable to forge an effective policy to ensure affordable, reliable and low-emissions electricity. It’s time for the states to step up. Internationally, responsibility for climate change...

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