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My Way: the dollars and sense of ethical investing - The Australian


The Australian

My Way: the dollars and sense of ethical investing
The Australian
It's got the same unholy alliance of farmers and greenies behind it who stopped coal seam gas at the NSW border and came together to build this community-owned energy retail company focused on a localised renewable energy transition. You could say it ...

Something is missing in modern politics - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

Something is missing in modern politics
The Sydney Morning Herald
Somehow, escalating power bills have brought renewable energy, rather than privatisation, into question. Because there has been no clearly articulated alternative. Our desire for greater equality, opportunity, freedom and justice currently bears no name.

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Remondis plans 50MW energy-from-waste plant in Queensland - Manufacturers' Monthly


Manufacturers' Monthly

Remondis plans 50MW energy-from-waste plant in Queensland
Manufacturers' Monthly
Remondis, a leading global waste, water and environmental management company, has announced plans to build a $400 million energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in south of Ipswich in Queensland. The proposed plant will convert between 300,000 and ...

Power plant could turn waste to energy within five years under $400m Queensland plan - ABC News


ABC News

Power plant could turn waste to energy within five years under $400m Queensland plan
ABC News
Waste-to-energy plants do produce fumes, but Waste Management Association of Australia spokesman Gayle Sloan said these were not a threat to public health. ... "Our current thinking is that alternative waste technologies should be explored," he said.

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Energy minister's electorate backs higher emissions reduction target ... - The Guardian


The Guardian

Energy minister's electorate backs higher emissions reduction target ...
The Guardian
More voters in the electorate of the new energy minister, Angus Taylor, support an emissions reduction target for electricity and a higher national target than the ...

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National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says - The Sydney Morning Herald


The Sydney Morning Herald

National energy policy 'not rocket science', energy chief says
The Sydney Morning Herald
Australia is forecast to install more than 3.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar generation capacity in 2018, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency, more than doubling the previous record of 1.3 gigawatts set in 2017. “The price for ...
Victoria takes the lead on state solar installation subsidiesEnergy Matters

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The answer to our energy crisis - The Australian


The Australian

The answer to our energy crisis
The Australian
The day she touched down in Australia, then SA premier Jay Weatherill shirt-fronted then energy minister Josh Frydenberg in public, accusing him of “white-knuckled panic” over the country's “broken energy market”. ... We desperately need new utility ...

Why the focus on renewables when we are so rich in uranium? - The Australian


The Australian

Why the focus on renewables when we are so rich in uranium?
The Australian
While Australia has been a leader in renewable energy technologies, the country is being left behind in the advanced nuclear revolution gathering pace elsewhere. Australia's prohibitions on nuclear technologies are out of touch with novel nuclear ...

AEMC mulls rule change to boost 'demand response' in National Electricity Market - The Australian Financial Review


The Australian Financial Review

AEMC mulls rule change to boost 'demand response' in National Electricity Market
The Australian Financial Review
The Australian Energy Market Commission is mulling a rule change that would accelerate the growth of demand response – an alternative source of power to conventional generation – and boost the grid's resilience to supply squeezes and blackouts.

Morning mail: half-price energy coming, courtesy of renewables - The Guardian


The Guardian

Morning mail: half-price energy coming, courtesy of renewables
The Guardian
Household energy prices will almost halve over the next four years, thanks to 7,200 megawatts of new renewable energy supply coming online, a new analysis of the sector has found. The closure of the Hazelwood and Northern power plants had seen a ...