Peter Hannam Confidence is growing among clean energy supporters that the Abbott government will be forced to back down over plans to make deep cuts to the renewable energy target (RET).
Bridie Smith The company planning to build one of the country’s largest solar farms has walked away from the project amid uncertainty over federal government support for a long-term renewable energy target.
Tom Arup and Lisa Cox Confidence is growing that a workable deal could be salvaged on Australia's renewable energy target with suggestions the Abbott government will give ground amid a backlash from industry and backbench...
Peter Hannam Hopes of a bipartisan accord to break an impasse over the renewable energy target have dimmed, with Labor saying it won’t be a party to a broken election promise by the government.
Peter Hannam Australia's investment in renewable energy all but dried up in the first half of 2014 amid uncertainty fuelled by the government's latest review of the mandatory target.
Peter Hannam Baird government plans to adorn its buildings with solar panels and ease the way for more wind farms.
Peter Hannam The NSW government has broken ranks with conservative counterparts in Canberra and the other states by declaring its strong support for the national renewable energy target.
Markus Mannheim Boorowa grazier Paul Magee hopes the growing wind-energy industry will help lure young people back to the bush.
Tom Arup Axing Australia’s renewable-energy target – currently under review by the Abbott government – would halt $11 billion in future investments and mean higher household power bills by...
Peter Hannam The recent decline of demand for solar photovoltaic panels would accelerate sharply if the Abbott government scrapped the renewable energy target (RET), potentially halving jobs in the industry, new...
Peter Hannam D espite a role on a Gillard government panel to help cut the impact of the carbon tax on companies exposed to foreign competition, former Caltex chairman Dick Warburton is no fan of carbon controls.
Lenore Taylor THE $10 billion Clean Energy Finance Corporation will not deliver additional clean energy by 2020 but will just shuffle renewable energy investment from wind power to solar, new modelling says.
Britain will triple subsidies for low-carbon power generation by 2020 after its coalition government this week forged a compromise over how to fund wind farms without harming the future of gas-fired...
Mongolia is aiming to turn itself into a regional renewable energy hub as it tries to fight off the pressures of global warming.
Ben Cubby THE NSW government has promised to triple the amount of energy generated by wind turbines and solar panels in NSW over the next eight years at no extra cost to the public.
A single agency will manage all the federal government's renewable energy programs from July 2012 if new legislation is passed.
Phillip Coorey A multibillion-dollar fund for renewable energy and a review of the fuel tax regime are key concessions won by the Greens from the government in exchange for agreeing to exempt petrol from the carbon...
Tom Arup Global energy generated by renewables could increase up to 10 times on current levels by mid-century, a landmark study by a United Nations climate change body has found.
Josephine Tovey The City of Sydney is expected to turn its back on an important part of state and federal efforts to tackle climate change by withdrawing from the GreenPower scheme and instead pursuing its own...
Peter Hannam Naomi Klein's provocative new book takes on global capitalism's role in hastening climate change and argues the model needs replacing - fast.