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Angus Taylor confirms government 'won't be replacing' renewable energy target

Angus Taylor confirms government 'won't be replacing' renewable energy target

Greens MP Adam Bandt challenged the Energy Minister to extend the target until 2022 to avoid a disastrous plunge in renewables investment when the current target ends.

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'Tsunami' of new wind and solar projects drives renewables output to a record

'Tsunami' of new wind and solar projects drives renewables output to a record

Renewable energy supplied more than a quarter of the National Electricity Market last month amid windy weather and new projects under way, according to The Australia Institute.

  • by Peter Hannam
Sun shines on Labor's solar scheme as Liberal energy war flares up
Victorian election

Sun shines on Labor's solar scheme as Liberal energy war flares up

Victoria’s solar and wind rush has begun. On Friday, the Andrews government fired the starter’s gun on what it says will be an energy revolution for Victoria.

  • by Adam Carey, Noel Towell & Joe Hinchliffe
'Overwhelming' economics favour accelerating shift from coal, reports say
Coal

'Overwhelming' economics favour accelerating shift from coal, reports say

Massive opportunities will come with the transition to low-carbon economies but the costs will also be huge if we don't, two new reports find.

  • by Peter Hannam
Can WA corner the market during the world's renewable hydrogen revolution?

Can WA corner the market during the world's renewable hydrogen revolution?

WA could be at the centre of a global boom in hydrogen fuel, which is taking off in Japan and Korea as a source of renewable energy for cars and electricity generation.

  • by staff writers
Can't vote Liberal 'in good conscience': Alex Turnbull blasts climate stance
AGL Energy

Can't vote Liberal 'in good conscience': Alex Turnbull blasts climate stance

Alex Turnbull blamed "rent-seekers" backing the coal industry for felling his father Malcolm Turnbull as prime minister, saying it's "impossible" to vote for the Liberal-National coalition "in good conscience" because of its climate stance.

  • by Peter Hannam
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ACT-backed wind farm the best performing in Australia this year
Canberra

ACT-backed wind farm the best performing in Australia this year

It has run at full power for 47 per cent of the year so far, making it Australia's best performing wind farm in 2018.

  • by Blake Foden
Cost of emissions reduction target revealed
Canberra

Cost of emissions reduction target revealed

Cutting the ACT's greenhouse gas emissions by two-thirds by 2030 could cost nearly $6 million

  • by Katie Burgess
On our doorstep, a village hall becomes a war room
Opinion
Opinion

On our doorstep, a village hall becomes a war room

Our hall has been a special place. A place of coming together, of celebration. Recently that's as a divided community fights a much larger foe.

  • by Sam Hardwicke
Andrew Barr voices ACT demands for deal on National Energy Guarantee
Canberra

Andrew Barr voices ACT demands for deal on National Energy Guarantee

ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr has listed the key conditions the territory wants included in the National Energy Guarantee, ahead of the COAG meeting next week.

  • by Daniel Burdon
Government's energy plan would guarantee a 'nightmare' of complexity
Energy

Government's energy plan would guarantee a 'nightmare' of complexity

The government's energy plan is "terrifically complex", and its problems will become "more significant" if its emissions goal is increased, according to a new report.

  • by Peter Hannam