CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 16:  Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott announces his ministery at Parliament House on September 16, 2013 in Canberra, Australia. Tony Abbot will be sworn in this week as the 28th Prime Minister of Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Postles/Getty Images)

Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

As the federal parliament enters the final sitting week for 2016, former PM Tony Abbott has used an interview with Sky News to attack renewable energy in what could be seen as an affront to Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership position. In … Continue reading Anti-jobs Abbott digs in against renewables, despite public backlash

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RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

As Yes 2 Renewables coordinator, nothing fires me up more than job losses. Too many good people have been retrenched due to the Abbott government’s prolonged attack on the national Renewable Energy Target. People from welders and metal workers, to engineers and planning … Continue reading RET Watch: Abbott’s attack on renewables is costing jobs

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RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target

Yes 2 Renewables’ good friends in central Victoria, the BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group, have thrown their weight behind the national Renewable Energy Target as the Abbott government seeks a deal with crossbench senators to wind back the popular scheme. The following letter by BEAM … Continue reading RET WATCH: BEAM-Mitchell Environment Group back renewables target

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Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

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 … Continue reading Warburton not extreme enough for Abbott?

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Tony Abbott Planning To Kill Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

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 … Continue reading Tony Abbott Planning To Kill Australia’s Renewable Energy Target

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Carbon tax axed: how it affects you, Australia and our emissions

This article originally posted at The Conversation. View the original post here.  Australia’s “carbon tax” is being axed – so what does it mean for you and for Australia? We asked Conversation readers to tell us on Facebook and Twitter what questions you’d like us to … Continue reading Carbon tax axed: how it affects you, Australia and our emissions

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Big savings from renewable energy target but consumers miss out

Originally posted at Eco-Business. View the original post here.  While Prime Minister Tony Abbott says renewable energy significantly increase electricity bills, a new study finds wind energy actually forced down wholesale power prices by more than $3.2 billion over six years – … Continue reading Big savings from renewable energy target but consumers miss out

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Nigel Morris: Dear Prime Minster Tony Abbott – can you please stop lying about the RET

The letter below was written by Nigel Morris, Director at SolarBusinessServices. The original letter can be found here. Dear Prime Minister I don’t like to publicly criticize leaders but I am compelled to take you to task. Can you please … Continue reading Nigel Morris: Dear Prime Minster Tony Abbott – can you please stop lying about the RET

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Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

Originally posted at The Conversation. View the original post here. We are in the coal business. If you want decent hospitals, schools and police on the beat we all need to understand that. – Queensland Premier Campbell Newman, June 2012. It … Continue reading Australia’s biggest coal state plans for life beyond coal

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WA by-election leaves renewables vulnerable

Originally posted at Climate Spectator. View the original post here

The panel reviewing the Renewable Energy Target (headed by Dick Warburton who suspects the academies of science across the G20 nations may be telling fibs about human-induced global warming) has released a relatively brief discussion paper as part of a request for submissions.

As expected, it canvasses the complete abolition of the large-scale and small-scale sections of the RET. It asks the following three pivotal questions, likely to deeply unsettle the renewable energy sector: Continue reading “WA by-election leaves renewables vulnerable”