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
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