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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
Clean Energy Council to partner with All-Energy Australia for mega event for renewables
The Clean Energy Council and Reed Exhibitions Australia have formed a strategic partnership to deliver the country’s largest clean energy conference and exhibition in 2015.
17 Dec, 2014
Renewable energy uncertainty stripping billions from existing investments
The breakdown of bipartisanship on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a result of the Federal Government’s ongoing review is stripping existing investments in the sector of between $400 and $500 million a year, according to new analysis by the Clean Energy Council.
10 Dec, 2014
Time to get real on Renewable Energy Target negotiations
Reports today that the Federal Government is seeking the resumption of negotiations with Labor on the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and is willing to negotiate on its previous position is good news for the renewable energy sector, the Clean Energy Council said.
28 Nov, 2014
New Senate inquiry is Groundhog Day for renewable energy
It is Groundhog Day for the renewable energy industry following Senate approval for the ninth review into renewable energy in just three years, with another inquiry set to waste taxpayers’ money on a political witch hunt into issues that have been explored time and again, the Clean Energy Council said today.
25 Nov, 2014
New Renewable Energy Target proposal would be economic vandalism
A new proposal from federal senator David Leyonhjelm would destroy the future of renewable energy in Australia while driving up power prices, the Clean Energy Council said today.
25 Nov, 2014
Joint statement on the Renewable Energy Target – Clean Energy Council and Australian Aluminium Council
The Clean Energy Council and Australian Aluminium Council today called on the Australian Government and Australian Labor Party to resolve the current Renewable Energy Target (RET) crisis, and provide much needed certainty to both the Australian renewable energy and aluminium sectors.
20 Nov, 2014