Launch of Australia's largest solar farm a much-needed bright spot
The launch of Australia’s largest solar farm today is a landmark achievement and a bright moment for an industry whose future is currently under a cloud, according to the Clean Energy Council.
03 Sep, 2014
Polling shows massive support for renewable energy across political spectrum
Polling by Crosby Textor has been released today clearly showing that Australian voters across the political spectrum want more renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said.
02 Sep, 2014
Review recommendations could bankrupt Australian renewable energy sector
The recommendations from the review of Australia's Renewable Energy Target (RET), released today, would decimate the industry, resulting in massive financial damage to over $10 billion worth of investments already made and putting 21,000 jobs at risk, the Clean Energy Council said.
28 Aug, 2014
Cutting solar support would scrap jobs
Slashing the support for solar provided by the Renewable Energy Target would lead to the immediate loss of up to 5800 jobs and make it harder for low and middle-income households to access technology to reduce their power bills, the Clean Energy Council said today.
25 Aug, 2014
'Real' 20 per cent Renewable Energy Target would decimate industry
A new paper released by the Clean Energy Council today shows that cutting the Renewable Energy Target to a so-called 'real' 20 per cent figure would reduce the amount of new large-scale renewable energy built by almost two thirds (64 per cent) and devastate investments already made under the policy.
21 Aug, 2014
Potential Renewable Energy Target changes spook international investors
Australian and international investors worth hundreds of billions of dollars have called on the Federal Government to recognise the importance of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET) to the investments that they have made and highlighted the sovereign risk that would be created if the policy was changed.
20 Aug, 2014
Opinon: Retain RET to keep green energy on Team Australia
When Tony Abbott claimed victory for the Coalition in the 2013 election before a euphoric crowd of supporters, he was quick to proclaim that Australia was once again open for business.
20 Aug, 2014
Slashing renewable energy would be out of touch with the Australian community
Australians have yet again shown their strong public support for renewable energy, with more than 99 per cent of the submissions to the review of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in favour of the policy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
19 Aug, 2014
Reckless slashing of Renewable Energy Target would devastate jobs and investors
Slashing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) would devastate Australia’s renewable energy sector, send hundreds of companies to the wall and tens of thousands of hard-working Australians onto the employment scrapheap, the Clean Energy Council said today.
18 Aug, 2014
Clean energy industry thanks Victorian Opposition for support of energy efficiency target
Efforts to save the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) by the state’s opposition were welcomed by the clean energy industry, although legislation to close the scheme was ultimately passed by the Victorian Government this month.
12 Aug, 2014
Letter to The Australian – IPA's bias claim is high farce
There’s a simple reason that some media outlets may accentuate the positive on renewable energy – it is supported by the vast majority of Australians.
12 Aug, 2014
Letter to the Geelong Advertiser – Henderson values renewable energy
It has been fantastic to see federal Liberal MP Sarah Henderson standing up for Australia’s Renewable Energy Target recently.
09 Aug, 2014
Wind power record blown away in July
South Australia’s wind farms produced enough electricity to meet a record 43 per cent of the state’s power needs during July, according to new figures released by the Clean Energy Council today.
08 Aug, 2014
Renew Economy post: Out on a limb, or a return to common sense on renewable energy?
Being out on a limb can be a dangerous place to be, particularly in politics. When federal Liberal politician Sarah Henderson stated loudly and proudly that she supports Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, she certainly went against the grain of some of her party colleagues who have been calling for a massive reduction in the target.
05 Aug, 2014
Wind farm planning changes to put Victoria back in the race for renewable energy investment
A Victorian Government decision to allow modest changes to approved wind farms will effectively reduce red tape for business and make the state more attractive to renewable energy investors, the Clean Energy Council said today.
01 Aug, 2014