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
New study shows power prices will be lower with Renewable Energy Target
A new study released today shows future power prices will be lower with Australia’s Renewable Energy Target in place than they would be if it was removed, the Clean Energy Council said.
30 Apr, 2014
Direct Action closer to reality
The release of the White Paper on the Coalition’s Emissions Reduction Fund has brought the policy closer to reality, the Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive David Green said today.
24 Apr, 2014
Opinion: Don't buy the wind power blame game
Anyone who tries to tell you that reducing wind power in South Australia will solve the issue of rising power prices is playing a slick trick.
18 Apr, 2014
NAB announced as Clean Energy Week major conference partner
Financial services giant National Australia Bank (NAB) has signed on as the major conference partner for Australia’s premier clean energy industry event, Clean Energy Week 2014, the Clean Energy Council announced today.
02 Apr, 2014
Wind win for farmers under tax changes
Farmers hosting wind turbines will be able to claim additional financial benefits for their businesses and families if a new tax amendment is passed by Federal Parliament, the Clean Energy Council said today.
31 Mar, 2014
Wind industry sells out to excellence
The Clean Energy Council’s inaugural Wind Industry Forum in Melbourne was a sell-out yesterday, with 200 industry professionals fronting up to get the latest insights from some of the leading experts in their fields.
20 Mar, 2014
AMA statement on wind power should reassure communities
A public statement on wind farms and health released by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) this week should provide additional peace of mind for communities living in the vicinity of existing or proposed wind power projects, the Clean Energy Council said today.
19 Mar, 2014