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Australia opposition bets big on renewables to win next election - The Straits Times


The Straits Times

Australia opposition bets big on renewables to win next election
The Straits Times
Shorten, in a speech at a BloombergNEF event in Sydney, will announce a range of initiatives to boost the use of alternative energy and help meet the Labor party's goal for 50 per cent of the country's power to come from renewables by 2050. "Frankly ...

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Southeast Melbourne councils behind push for waste-to-energy plant - Herald Sun


Herald Sun

Southeast Melbourne councils behind push for waste-to-energy plant
Herald Sun
Households in a large swathe of Melbourne have been promised rate cuts if a bold plan to build Australia's first waste-to-energy plant at Dandenong gets the green light. The $110 million Alternative Waste and Resource Recovery facility would be ...

Victorian election: Energy policies mirror national divide - The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

Victorian election: Energy policies mirror national divide
The Australian Financial Review
The Labor government of Daniel Andrews has ambitious renewable energy targets and carbon emissions reduction goals, similar to - but if anything more ambitious than - those likely to be adopted by federal Labor. The Liberal ... That sounds a lot like ...

Investments in wind and solar power to boost Australia's renewable energy production - Travel News | eTurboNews


Travel News | eTurboNews

Investments in wind and solar power to boost Australia's renewable energy production
Travel News | eTurboNews
Renewable energy currently makes up 17% of Australia's electricity generation as the country is highly investing in wind and solar power to reduce its reliance on coal to produce electricity. Solar photovoltaic and wine power are in fact rapidly ...

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Victorian election: what the parties are promising - The Guardian


The Guardian

Victorian election: what the parties are promising
The Guardian
... road projects are in the pipeline – to win this election. But it is pledging more, particularly its $50bn suburban underground rail loop, “the biggest transformation of public transport in Australian history”. .... The centrepiece of Labor's ...

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Victoria's forestry fight: how the election is raising the environmental stakes - The Guardian


The Guardian

Victoria's forestry fight: how the election is raising the environmental stakes
The Guardian
The environment minister, Lily D'Ambrosio, tells Guardian Australia Labor will “continue to work with industry, unions and environmental groups to ensure Victoria continues to have a sustainable forestry industry”. D'Ambrosio says Labor's forestry ...

Why fair dinkum language is crucial in the energy debate - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Why fair dinkum language is crucial in the energy debate
The Sydney Morning Herald
As energy prices and temperatures soar in Australia, so too does the use of confusing words in the energy debate. The most recent addition to the energy sector's bulging lexicon is "fair dinkum power", a term coined by ... Today, the term usually ...

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Australian new energy companies hold global appeal: TLEM Conference lowdown - Proactive Investors Australia


Proactive Investors Australia

Australian new energy companies hold global appeal: TLEM Conference lowdown
Proactive Investors Australia
A running theme over the two-day conference was how battery mineral markets, as well as uranium and other clean energy commodities, will be impacted by renewable energy targets and expanding climate change policy. Focus was also given to Western ...

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Solar panels and battery takes one Queensland classroom off the grid - ABC News


Solar panels and battery takes one Queensland classroom off the grid
ABC News
"In fact, the cost of the solar and battery system was lower than the cost of connecting it to the grid." The company is also trialling off-grid classrooms in New South Wales — a project made possible with a $370,000 grant from the Australian ...

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'Investors are mostly concerned about political risks': energy minister Angus Taylor – full interview - The Guardian


The Guardian

'Investors are mostly concerned about political risks': energy minister Angus Taylor – full interview
The Guardian
Interview with the energy minister Angus Taylor and Guardian Australia political editor Katharine Murphy. The discussion follows government announcements on measures to reduce power prices, ... I'll get on to today's announcements [about measures to ...

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