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New senators rev up support for renewable energy
The support of key cross-bench senators is a big boost for the majority of Australians who want more renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
09 Jul, 2014
Clean Energy Week to fire up an industry at the crossroads
Last week Clive Palmer ignited debate on the Renewable Energy Target, this week Federal Government backbenchers weighed in on behalf of aluminium producers, and meanwhile the anti-dumping investigation into solar panels continues – meaning the upcoming Clean Energy Week conference in Sydney is primed to fire up with lively and topical discussion from industry leaders and politicians.
04 Jul, 2014
Clean Energy Council award finalists showcase best in business
A ‘Solar Wikipedia’, a community fun run around a wind farm, a home-grown battery storage unit and a host of best-in-class solar installations are some of the finalists vying for honours in this year’s Clean Energy Council Awards.
27 Jun, 2014
Clive Palmer gives titanic boost to renewable energy industry
The renewable energy industry’s peak body has congratulated Clive Palmer for his strong support of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target today.
25 Jun, 2014
Power of nature keeps renewable energy on target
Some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years and the opening of the largest wind farm in the country lifted renewable energy’s share of Australia’s power generation to over 14 per cent in the 2013 calendar year, according to analysis from a report released today by the Clean Energy Council.
24 Jun, 2014
Australian clean energy industry winding up to mark global celebrations
The wind energy sector stands ready to deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is left alone to do its job, the Clean Energy Council said to mark Global Wind Day.
15 Jun, 2014
Energy leaders come clean on business benefits of Renewable Energy Target
Leaders of the renewable energy industry have come clean about the benefits of the country’s Renewable Energy Target in a series of short interviews released by the Clean Energy Council today.
12 Jun, 2014
Australia falling behind as global renewables race gains pace
A new global clean energy report released overnight shows Australia slipping behind the pace, with 144 countries now adopting renewable energy targets and renewable energy powering about a fifth of the world.
06 Jun, 2014
Victorian Government wants to have renewable energy cake and eat it too
The in-principle support shown for the Renewable Energy Target by the Victorian Government is welcome, but industry is concerned that wider changes suggested in the government’s submission to the current review of the policy would just add to investment uncertainty, the Clean Energy Council said today.
04 Jun, 2014
Renewable Energy Target not power price villain: Queensland Competition Authority
The Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) confirmed on Friday what the clean energy industry has been saying for years – that the Renewable Energy Target is not a major factor in rising power prices.
02 Jun, 2014
New South Wales recognises benefits of Renewable Energy Target
The support shown by the New South Wales Government for the Renewable Energy Target in a submission to the review of the policy shows that it understands the benefits it can deliver to both consumers and the local economy, the peak body for the clean energy industry said today.
29 May, 2014
Solar powering the future of Australia's resources sector
A new solar-diesel hybrid plant which will power a Rio Tinto mine in remote Far North Queensland is a perfect example of the potential for renewable energy to help protect the competitiveness of the Australian resources sector, the peak body for the clean energy industry said today.
22 May, 2014
Cutting energy efficiency scheme will hit all Victorians
Cutting the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) will make power bills more expensive and increase costs for taxpayers, the Clean Energy Council said today.
21 May, 2014
Scrapping ARENA will send innovation and jobs offshore
The proposed scrapping of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) in tonight’s Federal Budget will be a backwards step for Australia’s drive to develop innovative new renewable energy technologies, and for Australian and international companies who have been working to bring investment to Australia, the peak body for the clean energy industry said tonight.
13 May, 2014
Changing the Renewable Energy Target will damage investment and throw away jobs
Reducing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a result of the current review would increase power bills and lead to thousands of lost jobs, the Clean Energy Council argued in its submission this week to the panel reviewing the policy.
08 May, 2014