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Baillieu retirement allows Premier Napthine to dump unpopular anti-wind farm laws

August 22, 2014
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News of former Premier Ted Baillieu’s retirement opens up space for Premier Napthine to dump the unpopular anti-wind farm laws. “Ted Baillieu was the architect of Victoria’s anti-wind farm laws which cost the state 466 jobs and $864 million of investment,” Leigh Ewbank, Friends of the Earth renewables spokesperson. “It’s time for the government to […]

RET Review Submissions – How The Numbers Stack Up

August 22, 2014
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Many long-promised renewable and low-emission energy programs have been scrapped or cut back in the Coalition’s first budget. Lukas Coch/AAP

This article was originally posted at Energy Matters. View the original post here.  Out of 24,000 submissions received during the consultation process of the Renewable Energy Target review, far fewer than 1% called for a reduction in the RET. According to the Clean Energy Council,  23,272 positive submissions came from the community, plus another 865 […]

Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

August 21, 2014
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Illness Prime minister Tony Abbott says wind farms must monitor real-time turbine noise, despite numerous studies showing no ill-effect on health

This post originally posted at the Climate Spectator. View the original post here.  The Australian Financial Review’s Phil Coorey has gotten everyone running scared with his report today, ‘Abbott’s plan to axe the RET’. The suggestion is the government’s intention is to abolish the Renewable Energy Target entirely rather than reduce it from 41,000GWh to […]

Tony Abbott Planning To Kill Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

August 20, 2014
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This article originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here.  Let’s not kid ourselves — we all saw this coming. Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott has reportedly asked the head of the Renewable Energy Target review to investigate abolishing the RET altogether, a process that has sidelined the Environment Minister Greg Hunt, and left renewable […]

Sharper focus on state renewables policies as Abbott plans to “axe” the RET

August 19, 2014
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Reports the Abbott government are seeking to “axe” the Renewable Energy Target puts a sharper focus on state government plans for renewable energy. With a Victorian state election on the horizon, voters want to know what plans the major parties have to secure renewable energy jobs and investment. A Renewable Energy & Jobs Forum in Portland on Sunday August 24 will […]

38% Of Spain’s July Electricity Demand Was Met By Wind and Solar Power

August 19, 2014
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This article was originally posted at Clean Technica. View the original post here. Solar and wind energy sector has a bumper output in Spain last month as the two technologies fulfilled more than a third of the country’s total electricity demand. Low-carbon electricity sources generated more than 55% of the electricity consumed in Spain last […]

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