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Is The Australian right about solar rebates causing higher electricity prices?

Is The Australian right about solar rebates causing higher electricity prices?

In attacking solar panel rebate schemes, The Australian shows a lack of understanding of how the energy industry even works — or a complete contempt for the facts.

Sceptical review: clean energy finding no friends in high places

Sceptical review: clean energy finding no friends in high places

The renewable energy sector has talked tough on the government's review of the Renewable Energy Target, but in reality the industry is in very deep trouble. Dick Warburton seems certain to scale it back.

Government needs to think carefully about RECs

Government needs to think carefully about RECs

Andrew Richards from Pacific Hydro gives an insider's perspective on the issue of Renewable Energy Certificates and the problems created by the government's introduction of the Solar Credits multiplier.

Shock, horror: no more CPRS assistance for electricity sector

Shock, horror: no more CPRS assistance for electricity sector

A high-level Government taskforce is investigating claims from the electricity generation sector that the CPRS will compound the impact of the financial crisis and problems in the regulation of the National Electricity Market.

PODCAST: Robert F Kennedy Jr on coal

PODCAST: Robert F Kennedy Jr on coal

Bonnaroo is one of the coolest music festivals in the US so of course we expected there to be a resulting podcast with White House royalty and environmental lawyer Robert F Kennedy Jr.

Who knew an energy White Paper was under development?

Who knew an energy White Paper was under development?

Given the Government’s commitment to a renewable energy target of 20% by 2020, the absence of the renewable energy sector from the White Paper process is bizarre, writes Bernard Keane.

State of the planet

State of the planet

No climate for old men ... Offshore wind farms to generate £100m windfall for Crown Estate ... America's 50 greenest cities ... The 'ePod': The world's first wind-up music and video player ... United Arab Emirates 'green city' to cost $22 bln