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Victoria to be open for business again with wind farm changes
Changes by the Victorian Government to make the state more attractive for building wind farms will help to unlock billions of dollars in investment – as long as a bipartisan deal can be reached on the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) – the renewable energy industry’s peak body said today.
20 Mar, 2015
CEC successfully defeats Optional Firm Access, avoiding potentially damaging electricity market reforms
The CEC's huge efforts to quash a discriminatory and potentially damaging change to the National Electricity Market have paid off, with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) releasing a draft report today that recommended against implementing 'Optional Firm Access'.
12 Mar, 2015
Strong track record for solar in new paper on best practice regulation
The Clean Energy Council today released a report on best practice regulation of the Australian solar industry and outlined the solar sector’s strong record of safety and quality.
27 Feb, 2015
Massive clean energy opportunities in reach in Western Australia
Western Australia has an exciting opportunity to join the race for renewable energy and the investment and jobs it brings, according to the clean energy industry peak body.
24 Feb, 2015
World-first renewable energy project making waves
The official launch of the Perth Wave Energy Project was an important milestone for this exciting new renewable energy technology and the future of Australian energy generation, the peak body for the clean energy industry said today.
18 Feb, 2015
No celebration on first anniversary of Renewable Energy Target review
Today marks one year since the Federal Government commenced its review of the Renewable Energy Target, causing investment to dry up and widespread job losses, according to the peak body for the clean energy industry.
17 Feb, 2015
No surprises for wind industry in NHMRC report
The National Health and Medical Research Council’s (NHMRC’s) report on wind farms and health, released today, found no link between wind turbines and health impacts, the clean energy industry peak body said.
11 Feb, 2015
2014 the global wind industry's biggest year
The Global Wind Energy Council put out its 2014 industry statistics in early February, and the numbers tell a story of global wind industry growth.
11 Feb, 2015
Bright spot for wind farms amid RET gloom
The announcement from the ACT Government that three new wind farms will be built thanks to its wind energy reverse auction was a bright spot for the large-scale renewable energy sector following a year when investment dropped off the face of a cliff, the clean energy industry peak body said today.
06 Feb, 2015
Wind Industry Forum to send technical experts into a spin
The 2015 edition of the Clean Energy Council’s Wind Industry Forum in Melbourne is set to send industry professionals, consultants, lawyers, bankers, students, and anyone else with an interest in the technical side of developing a wind farm into a spin.
04 Feb, 2015
Queensland Opposition renewable energy plan shows opportunities for sunshine state
The Queensland Opposition’s solar plan, announced today, shines a light on the massive opportunities on offer for the sunshine state in renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
23 Jan, 2015
New wind farm study a load of hot air
A new noise report on a wind farm in Victoria comes to questionable conclusions, and the vast weight of scientific evidence shows that wind turbines do not directly affect health, the Clean Energy Council said today.
21 Jan, 2015
Federal Government review collapses renewable energy investment: New analysis
New analysis of 2014 investment levels shows Australia is squandering its opportunity to attract investment and jobs, as the ongoing review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) undermines confidence in large-scale renewable energy projects, the Clean Energy Council said.
13 Jan, 2015
New review undermines government's call to slash Renewable Energy Target
The release of another review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET), this time by the Climate Change Authority (CCA), again shows the success and efficiency of the policy and questions the need for major change, the Clean Energy Council said today.
22 Dec, 2014
RET proposal gets negotiations back underway
With negotiations over the Renewable Energy Target (RET) reaching a political impasse, the Clean Energy Council has taken the initiative to get the two major parties to resume talks.
18 Dec, 2014