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Genuine negotiation and cool heads essential to end energy wars
Today’s agreement to continue negotiating the policy framework of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a sensible step forward that recognises the broad support for the policy but also the critical need to address some final design issues, the clean energy industry said.
10 Aug, 2018
NEG car is worth buying, even if tyres need pumping up
Imagine buying a new car, only to find the tyres are flat. The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a policy with much potential, but the target of 26 per cent emissions reduction for the electricity sector by 2030 is essentially useless. The boom in renewable energy under way between now and 2020 means the target will be met just as the policy starts. If the NEG is going to drive the new investment in energy that is crucial to lowering power prices, the target needs pumping up.
09 Aug, 2018
National Energy Guarantee Framework can work – if we pump up the target
The COAG Energy Council should continue to progress the design architecture of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) at this Friday’s meeting, but the clean energy industry says the Commonwealth needs to pump up the proposed emissions reduction target if it is serious about reducing power prices.
08 Aug, 2018
Clean Energy Awards highlight innovative and engaging projects in regional Australia
The winners of the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards shine the spotlight on the innovative and engaging projects which are putting regional Australia at the forefront of a technology revolution, along with a pioneer of the solar industry.
01 Aug, 2018
Renewables industry rides wave of confidence, but concern remains about long-term policy
A new survey of CEOs and executives across the renewable energy industry has found strong confidence in short-term investments but concern about policy uncertainty for the future, the Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive Kane Thornton said when launching the Australian Clean Energy Summit (ACES) at the ICC in Sydney today.
31 Jul, 2018
New charter puts communities at centre of renewable energy developments
Thirty-seven major businesses will officially sign on to a new best practice charter for renewable energy developments at the Australian Clean Energy Summit today.
31 Jul, 2018
NEG architecture now, serious emissions target next
The Clean Energy Council has called on the COAG Energy Council to continue the detailed design and implementation of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy architecture at its 10 August meeting, but continues to warn that the proposed emissions reduction target remains too low to encourage sufficient new investment in energy generation.
25 Jul, 2018
New Integrated System Plan provides much-needed guidance on clean energy transformation
The first Integrated System Plan released by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) today provides a long-overdue look at transforming the nation’s energy system at the lowest possible cost to customers, the Clean Energy Council said.
17 Jul, 2018
Clean energy award finalists shine brightly during unprecedented year for industry
The world’s biggest battery, a ground-breaking greenhouse project to grow tomatoes in the desert and a solar schools challenge in Western Australia are among the finalists announced in the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards.
16 Jul, 2018
Renewables lowering power prices for industry, but more work still required
New analysis released by the Australian Industry Group says major projects being built under Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) are already helping to reduce bills for energy users across the country.
16 Jul, 2018
Registrations open for All-Energy Australia
The Clean Energy Council is once again partnering with All-Energy Australia to bring you Australia’s largest and most comprehensive clean and renewable energy exhibition and conference.
14 Jul, 2018
Global leaders to provide an international flavour to 2018 Australian Clean Energy Summit
While the Australian Clean Energy Summit has traditionally focused on clean energy in Australia, this year’s summit features a new session that will provide a global perspective on the renewable energy industry.
13 Jul, 2018
Political distractions threaten energy consensus
As the federal government attempts to land the National Energy Guarantee, politics is yet again proving to be the biggest stumbling block to long-term energy certainty.
12 Jul, 2018
New battery guidelines put Australia at the head of the pack for safety
A new best practice electrical safety guide for battery systems will give consumers increased confidence about the quality of the products that are being installed in their homes and businesses, the Clean Energy Council said today.
12 Jul, 2018
ACCC shines light on energy challenges but misses the mark on solar
The final report of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) into electricity prices contains many valuable suggestions to reduce power bills but prematurely ending support for rooftop solar isn’t one of them, the Clean Energy Council said today.
11 Jul, 2018