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Top consumer groups join call for no change to Renewable Energy Target
Some of Australia’s leading consumer and community groups have joined forces with the renewable energy industry to call on the Federal Government to leave the Renewable Energy Target (RET) unchanged to keep power prices down and allow the policy to create employment opportunities.
29 Sep, 2014
South Australia to reap huge benefits from boosting Renewable Energy Target
South Australia is poised to reap huge benefits in investment and jobs by increasing its renewable energy target to 50 per cent by 2025, the clean energy industry says.
23 Sep, 2014
Renewables critical to achieving Energy Green Paper goals
The Federal Government’s new Energy Green Paper is a welcome contribution to the discussion on the future of Australia’s energy sector, the clean energy industry says.
23 Sep, 2014
Large-scale solar chiefs hit Canberra to defend Renewable Energy Target
Heads of companies behind Australia’s major large-scale solar projects are today taking their fight to save the Renewable Energy Target (RET) all the way to Canberra.
23 Sep, 2014
Thousands of supplier jobs lost if Renewable Energy Target cut
Suppliers working on Australia’s renewable energy projects say many thousands of jobs will be lost – most of them in rural and regional areas – if the Federal Government slashes the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
19 Sep, 2014
Time to return to bipartisanship on the Renewable Energy Target
The Federal Government has not convinced the industry or the public of a need to change the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and should leave it alone, the renewable energy industry’s peak body said today in response to comments from Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane.
11 Sep, 2014
Businesses go solar to save millions
More than 15,000 Australian businesses have now installed solar power to reduce their energy bills, and there is the potential for tens of thousands more to follow suit if the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is left as legislated, the Clean Energy Council said today.
10 Sep, 2014
New analysis shows state investment and jobs at risk from cutting Renewable Energy Target
New South Wales and Queensland are the states with the most to lose if the Federal Government adopts the recommendations to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET) put forward by Dick Warburton last week, according to new analysis released by the Clean Energy Council today.
08 Sep, 2014
Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot
The launch of Australia’s largest solar farm today is a landmark achievement and a bright moment for an industry whose future is currently under a cloud, according to the Clean Energy Council.
03 Sep, 2014
Polling shows massive support for renewable energy across political spectrum
Polling by Crosby Textor has been released today clearly showing that Australian voters across the political spectrum want more renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said.
02 Sep, 2014
Review recommendations could bankrupt Australian renewable energy sector
The recommendations from the review of Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET), released today, would decimate the industry, resulting in massive financial damage to over $10 billion worth of investments already made and putting 21,000 jobs at risk, the Clean Energy Council said.
28 Aug, 2014
Cutting solar support would scrap jobs
Slashing the support for solar provided by the Renewable Energy Target would lead to the immediate loss of up to 5800 jobs and make it harder for low and middle-income households to access technology to reduce their power bills, the Clean Energy Council said today.
25 Aug, 2014
'Real' 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry
A new paper released by the Clean Energy Council today shows that cutting the Renewable Energy Target to a so-called 'real' 20 per cent figure would reduce the amount of new large-scale renewable energy built by almost two thirds (64 per cent) and devastate investments already made under the policy.
21 Aug, 2014
Potential Renewable Energy Target changes spook international investors
Australian and international investors worth hundreds of billions of dollars have called on the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) to the investments that they have made and highlighted the sovereign risk that would be created if the policy was changed.
20 Aug, 2014
Opinon: Retain RET to keep green energy on Team Australia
When Tony Abbott claimed victory for the Coalition in the 2013 election before a euphoric crowd of supporters, he was quick to proclaim that Australia was once again open for business.
20 Aug, 2014