No half measures as Shorten re-commits to renewables
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has locked in federal Labor’s commitment to 50 per cent renewable energy for Australia by 2030 at an event in Sydney today.
23 Feb, 2017
Jobs, investment and energy security at risk if political circus continues
Australia’s politicians need to remain focused on the goal of replacing old coal power plants with renewable energy at the lowest possible cost rather than becoming obsessed with ruling particular policies in or out, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Feb, 2017
Back to the Future with “clean coal”
“Clean coal” was once a marketing term introduced by the coal industry to refer to carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. But with CCS still expensive and with questionable viability, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Government Ministers this month expanded the definition to include new coal plants with a slightly lower emissions profile than the ones built decades ago.
15 Feb, 2017
Energy Storage Leadership Series kicks off in Melbourne
Speakers from Tesla and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will head up the first event of the Australian Energy Storage Leadership Series in Melbourne next week, lifting the lid on the state of play for the hotly-anticipated storage revolution.
15 Feb, 2017
Joint statement: No room for partisan politics in energy
Representatives of Australian communities, including civil society, households, workers, investors, business energy users and energy suppliers today challenged all political leaders to stop partisan antics and work together to reform Australia’s energy systems and markets to deliver the reliable, affordable and clean energy that is critical to wellbeing, employment and prosperity.
13 Feb, 2017
New renewable energy projects point to biggest year for industry since Snowy Hydro
More than 20 major renewable energy projects are already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council released today.
11 Feb, 2017
Political finger pointing won't solve national energy problems
Petty finger pointing will not solve Australia’s energy challenges, the Clean Energy Council said today following a disappointing week in which politicians showed they were more interested in point-scoring rather than working together for the good of the country.
10 Feb, 2017
Stable energy policy crucial to unlock investment in new energy generation
Investors will welcome a stated shift away from ‘ideology’ in Australia’s energy future, but will be concerned about the political battlelines being drawn between the major parties on key elements of energy policy, the Clean Energy Council said following Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s address to the National Press Club today.
01 Feb, 2017