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Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Factional stoush and job offer scandals hit Coalition

Good morning, early birds. The Coalition is facing a number of new scandals across state and federal lines, including a factional stoush and reports that a challenger to MP Craig Kelly was offered a $300,000 job as an alternative to running. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

This may be as good as it gets for Australian wind energy

This may be as good as it gets for Australian wind energy

Wind energy in Australia has hit a record share of electricity production. But antipathy to wind turbines, and the anticipated trashing of supportive policies, means wind in Australia may be reaching its peak.

The rise of the solar voter — they’re not where you think

The rise of the solar voter — they’re not where you think

Analysis shows where Australia's solar panels are -- and it's not in the inner-city latte set. Some politicians may need to rethink their view on support for solar.

Why it’s time to radically reform our energy system

Why it’s time to radically reform our energy system

The International Energy Agency has made a dramatic call for governments to end their policy inertia and push towards a radical transformation of the global energy network. Giles Parkinson of RenewEconomy reports.

A third of energy from solar by 2022? Depends who’s connected

A third of energy from solar by 2022? Depends who’s connected

A new report suggests Australia could produce one third of our energy capacity via solar by 2022. The barrier will not be about cost or a lack of demand but the ability to get connected, writes Giles Pakinson of RenewEconomy

Clean energy sector bets everything on RET legislation after demise of CPRS

Clean energy sector bets everything on RET legislation after demise of CPRS

Abandoning an emissions trading scheme has frozen the renewable energy market and the Government’s “flawed” clean energy targets are stifling investment in large-scale projects like wind farms and solar generation.

Australians go green — fluro green

Australians go green — fluro green

49% of Australians believe the government should consider nuclear power as a source of alternative energy -- up from 38% only three years ago, a new Age/Nielsen poll reveals.

Why is “nuclear” still a dirty word in Australia?

Why is “nuclear” still a dirty word in Australia?

A new poll has found an increasing number of Australians are warming to the idea of nuclear power as a cleaner, greener energy source. But will the shadows of Chernobyl and Three Mile Island always loom over the nuclear option? ask Geoff Strong and Ian Munro.

Smart energy meters added to every UK home by 2020

Smart energy meters added to every UK home by 2020

Every home in the UK must be fitted with a "smart meter" by 2020 to reduce energy use and pave the way for a low-carbon "smart grid", under plans unveiled by the government.