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Is Dick Warburton already scaring off renewable energy investors?

A Californian algae producer has mysteriously abandoned its $300 million Pilbara project, writes freelance journalist Kerry Faulkner.

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The leak that saved the RET, good for jobs and energy prices

Reneging on the RET wouldn’t just cost jobs, it would actually increase electricity prices as well, writes executive director of The Australia Institute Richard Denniss.

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Have beaten down renewable stocks turned the corner?

While the Renixx index a doom and gloom story on the surface about renewable energy companies, there is reason for optimism, writes Climate Spectator’s Daniel Palmer.

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Carbon capture technology: climate superhero or rort?

There’s a reason fossil fuel giants — and some environmental groups — just love carbon capture technology. But is it really the answer to climate change?

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Parkinson: another day, another carbon price beat-up

The front page stories in today’s mainstream media about bailouts for Australia’s biggest brown coal generators are not quite what they seem.

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Clean Energy Finance Corp: how to spend $10 million

There is no doubt the Clean Energy Finance Corp will be one of the lightning rods in the political and business debate about the deployment of clean technology and emission abatements this year.

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Keane: the $8 billion industry policy no one notices

The government’s decision to end the solar hot water program sheds a light on the self-contradictory tax system.

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Crikey says: our energy future

The door is closing…I am very worried – if we don’t change direction now on how we use energy, we will end up beyond what scientists tell us is the minimum [for safety]. The door will be closed forever.”

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Parkinson: … or keep calm and stick with it

One of the great assumptions of the calls to invest large amounts of GDP into actions to reduce emissions, protect our natural capital, and become more resource efficient was that by saving the planet we could save the global economy.

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$3.2b later, Ferguson loses in the ARENA of renewables

Martin Ferguson’s department has been stripped of responsibility for billions in renewables programs as the Greens demand greater certainty for the sector.

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PC reveals the great greenhouse rip-off

There can no longer be any doubt — the Australia and overseas experiences shows an ETS is by far the cheapest way to cut emissions

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In NSW, a renewable energy policy of ill repute

The renewables industry has experienced multiple policy convulsions over the past decade that have stalled its development, but none may be so damaging as the decision last week by the NSW government to make retrospective changes to its feed-in tariffs, writes Giles Parkinson.

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Renewable energy can power (nearly all of) the world

Nearly 80% of the world’s energy needs could be met by renewable energies by 2050, according to a new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), writes Amber Jamieson.

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Pricing our 5% emissions target

While the debate over our emissions reduction target flares, the problem of how to meet it is the subject of a new report.

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