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Stable policy and accelerated reform can deliver energy security
Policy uncertainty and the slow pace of reform of an increasingly outdated electricity market are making the energy system more volatile and pushing up power prices, the Clean Energy Council said in its submission to the review of Australia’s energy security.
10 Mar, 2017
Policy circuit-breaker needed for secure and affordable energy system
Finding a way through the ongoing policy quagmire and developing a long-term strategic plan for Australia’s energy future is becoming increasingly urgent to relieve pressure on energy security and power prices, the Clean Energy Council said today.
08 Mar, 2017
Coal hard facts missing in latest energy brawl
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull drew up the 2017 political battlelines on energy policy for at the beginning of this year, declaring that coal is the new clean energy.
07 Mar, 2017
Common sense required in regulation of home storage devices
Heavy-handed regulation of home energy storage devices in some states risks crippling one of the most exciting industries of the future before it gets going, the Clean Energy Council said today.
03 Mar, 2017
No half measures as Shorten re-commits to renewables
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has locked in federal Labor’s commitment to 50 per cent renewable energy for Australia by 2030 at an event in Sydney today.
23 Feb, 2017
Jobs, investment and energy security at risk if political circus continues
Australia’s politicians need to remain focused on the goal of replacing old coal power plants with renewable energy at the lowest possible cost rather than becoming obsessed with ruling particular policies in or out, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Feb, 2017
Back to the Future with “clean coal”
“Clean coal” was once a marketing term introduced by the coal industry to refer to carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. But with CCS still expensive and with questionable viability, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Government Ministers this month expanded the definition to include new coal plants with a slightly lower emissions profile than the ones built decades ago.
15 Feb, 2017
Energy Storage Leadership Series kicks off in Melbourne
Speakers from Tesla and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will head up the first event of the Australian Energy Storage Leadership Series in Melbourne next week, lifting the lid on the state of play for the hotly-anticipated storage revolution.
15 Feb, 2017
Joint statement: No room for partisan politics in energy
Representatives of Australian communities, including civil society, households, workers, investors, business energy users and energy suppliers today challenged all political leaders to stop partisan antics and work together to reform Australia’s energy systems and markets to deliver the reliable, affordable and clean energy that is critical to wellbeing, employment and prosperity.
13 Feb, 2017
New renewable energy projects point to biggest year for industry since Snowy Hydro
More than 20 major renewable energy projects are already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council released today.
11 Feb, 2017
Political finger pointing won't solve national energy problems
Petty finger pointing will not solve Australia’s energy challenges, the Clean Energy Council said today following a disappointing week in which politicians showed they were more interested in point-scoring rather than working together for the good of the country.
10 Feb, 2017
Stable energy policy crucial to unlock investment in new energy generation
Investors will welcome a stated shift away from ‘ideology’ in Australia’s energy future, but will be concerned about the political battlelines being drawn between the major parties on key elements of energy policy, the Clean Energy Council said following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s address to the National Press Club today.
01 Feb, 2017
New Chair to bring leadership and fresh thinking to clean energy sector
The Clean Energy Council Board has appointed Rachel Watson as the organisation’s new Chair, who brings more than a decade of industry leadership and experience with Pacific Hydro to the role at a time of great momentum for the sector.
31 Jan, 2017
Industry welcomes government commitment to Renewable Energy Target
The renewable energy industry has welcomed today’s comments from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, re-stating the Federal Government’s commitment to the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) following calls by some backbenchers to scrap the policy.
30 Jan, 2017
ERM Power falls short on renewable energy obligations
Customers of ERM Power will be disappointed to learn that their electricity retailer has chosen to pay a penalty rather than support the development of renewable energy in Australia, the Clean Energy Council said today.
24 Jan, 2017