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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
Victorian wind policy would unlock regional jobs and investment
The Victorian Opposition's strong support for the wind industry today is a very welcome and clear demonstration of support for the jobs and investment wind energy can bring to the state, the Clean Energy Council said today.
13 Nov, 2014
Broken promise on Renewable Energy Target puts 21,000 jobs at risk
The renewable energy industry’s peak body says it is extremely disappointed that the Federal Government is refusing to drop its plan to dramatically slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET), putting at risk more than 21,000 jobs and Australia’s reputation as a safe place to invest.
12 Nov, 2014
Second stage of Snowtown Wind Farm blows away the competition
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated Trustpower and Siemens on the launch of the second stage of the Snowtown Wind Farm in South Australia, but warned other projects would be few and far between under the Federal Government’s current proposal to slash the Renewable Energy Target (RET).
02 Nov, 2014
Broken promise would wreak havoc on renewable energy investors: New report
Slashing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as proposed by the Federal Government would smash the value of projects that are already operating, and potentially expose the government to massive compensation claims by those affected, new analysis by law firm Baker & McKenzie reveals.
28 Oct, 2014
Job losses continue as renewable energy speculation bites
The decision by Keppel Prince Engineering to lay off 100 workers from its Portland operation is the sad and frustrating result of months of uncertainty, along with continued speculation that the Federal Government would dump its long-standing commitment to the legislated Renewable Energy Target, the Clean Energy Council said today.
23 Oct, 2014
Government proposal on Renewable Energy Target would devastate industry
The Clean Energy Council has warned that a so-called ‘real’ 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target (RET) would be a broken promise by the Federal Government that would lead to the decimation of the renewable energy industry and drive up power prices for consumers.
22 Oct, 2014
Clean energy jobs can boost Victorian economy
The Victorian economy could receive a much-needed boost through the creation of hundreds of new jobs that could be created quickly with no additional cost to consumers, according to a new paper released by the Clean Energy Council today.
22 Oct, 2014
Industry frozen as another Renewable Energy Target review commences
The Clean Energy Council has called for an end to ongoing reviews of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) and for the removal of future legislated reviews, after the third review of the policy in two years was announced today.
21 Oct, 2014
13,000 solar workers tell PM: ‘Don’t mess with our jobs’ in new campaign
Thousands of workers in Australia's solar power industry are joining together to tell Prime Minister Tony Abbott 'Don't mess with our jobs' in a new campaign by the Clean Energy Council, launched today.
30 Sep, 2014