Turnbull Government to strip $1.3 billion from renewables

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Turnbull Government to strip $1.3 billion from renewables

MEDIA RELEASE  23 March 2016 Turnbull Government to strip $1.3 billion from renewables   The Turnbull Government has today announced plans to strip $1.3 billion in renewable energy budget funding, according to the Australian Solar Council – the peak body for the solar industry.   “Malcolm Turnbull’s Clean Energy Investment Fund is like an exquisitely…

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WA Premier Rules Out Solar Tax

Media release, 18 February 2016   WA PREMIER RULES OUT SOLAR TAX – A VICTORY FOR SOLAR FAMILIES AND BUSINESSES   The Australian Solar Council has congratulated the WA Premier, Colin Barnett, for categorically ruling out discriminatory charges for solar homes, effectively a tax on solar families. The Premier was asked in Parliament today if…

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Global Solar Council Launched at Paris Climate Summit

The Australian Solar Council has become a founding member of the Global Solar Council, launched at the COP 21 climate change meeting in Paris. The worlds leading regional and national solar associations have come together to accelerate the uptake of solar technology across the globe. Steve Blume, the President of the Australian Solar Council, is…

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Solar voters to play major role in Canning by-election

MEDIA RELEASE Solar voters to play major role in Canning by-election The Abbott Government’s continued attacks on solar and renewables could have a dramatic impact on the forthcoming Canning by-election, with new Australian Solar Council analysis showing half of Canning homes have solar on their roofs. “Tony Abbott’s reputation as the most radical, anti-solar Prime…

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Labor 50% renewables announcement economic and environmental game changer

Media reports today that a Shorten Labor Government will commit to at least 50% renewables by 2030, shows that Australia has a bright renewable future “This is a game changer for Australia’s economy,” said John Grimes, Chief Executive of the Australian Solar Council, the peak body for the residential, commercial and large-scale solar industry. “50%…

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Solar’s Sunny Future

The rollout of further utility scale projects and the commercial sector’s increasing uptake of solar PV explains why solar is positioned to play a significant role in Australia’s energy future, says the Clean Energy Finance Corporation.   CEFC CEO OLIVER YATES says a trend towards lower costs of large-scale projects internationally, the prospect of agreement…

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Storage Progression

The pace of progress in the storage industry
 is as phenomenal as it is exciting. More and more high-tech companies are announcing new products and collaborations, generating smarter and more efficient offerings. Pundits are now declaring that battery storage could well be competitive for Australian households as early as 2016. A positive equation for those…

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Commercial Solar Rebate The City of Melbourne

The City of Melbourne has just extended the Commercial Solar Rebate for businesses until 31st August 2015. Get in quick to avoid missing out! As a part of achieving Zero Net Emissions for our city by 2020, the City of Melbourne is offering a limited time rebate to commercial building owners and tenants to put…

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Lowy Institute Poll – Key findings

Michael Fullilove
 Executive Director
 June 2015 wrote: Climate change again features among our most striking findings this year. The Poll has now recorded three consecutive rises in the number of Australians who see global warming as a ‘serious and pressing problem’, confirming a decisive reversal of the downward trend in concern which we recorded between…

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Sustainability is no longer about compromise

As the world gears up for the Paris climate talks, the Swedish furniture giant IKEA Group has announced that it will be investing the equivalent of $2 billion Australian dollars into a sustainable low carbon economy. Two thirds of this will go towards renewable energy, mostly wind and some solar. The remainder will go to…

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