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Pilot program will allow homeowners to tap into a network of ‘virtual’ power stations made up of smart grids of rooftop solar and batteries Australian homeowners with solar panels and batteries could soon trade their electricity in a digital marketplace developed by a consortium of electricity providers, energy tech startups, energy retailers and energy agencies
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2017-02-22 17:47:19
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Opposition leader to dig in behind ETS and goal of sourcing 50% of electricity from renewables by 2030The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, will dig in behind his party’s goal of sourcing 50% of Australia’s electricity from renewables by 2030 and the party’s proposed emissions trading scheme, arguing they are vehicles to drive new investment in clean energy
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2017-02-22 13:11:09
Sunday, February 12th, 2017      Leave a Comment
RenewableUK chief says windfarms could offer cheaper prices than rates government agreed with new nuclear power stations Offshore windfarms could provide cheaper power than Britain’s new wave of nuclear power stations, a leading figure in the wind industry has claimed.Speaking to the the Guardian, Hugh McNeal, the chief executive of trade body RenewableUK, said he expected that offshore windfarms would secure a deal with the government lower than the £92
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2017-02-12 07:30:13
Wednesday, January 18th, 2017      Leave a Comment
The president-elect should understand that America needs to shoulder global responsibilities, and that in doing so America will benefit by owning the technologies of the futureOn climate change, like so many other things, the world is going one way and Donald Trump is going the other. On Twitter the president-elect has claimed manmade global warming was a hoax invented by China to increase its trade surplus with the US
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2017-01-18 14:10:27
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Lobbyists dismayed by Coalition ruling out carbon trading, warning those fighting it ‘are going to get almost exactly the outcome they’re trying to prevent’Business and environment groups have expressed dismay at the federal government for scrapping consideration of an emissions intensity trading scheme in the electricity sector as part of its 2017 review of climate change policies, just a day after floating the possibility
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2016-12-07 02:20:34
Monday, December 5th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Emissions intensity scheme is the least costly way of reducing greenhouse gases, Energy Networks Australia and Csiro say Australia’s electricity and gas transmission industry is calling on the Turnbull government to implement a form of carbon trading in the national electricity market by 2022 and review the scope for economy-wide carbon pricing by 2027
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2016-12-05 13:00:31
Sunday, December 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate policy review will look at possible changes to safeguard mechanism, which could convert to baseline and credit scheme The Turnbull government has left open the option of reinstating a form of carbon trading in the electricity sector, allowing its looming review of the Direct Action climate policy to consider policy mechanisms to reduce emissions on a “sector-by-sector basis”
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2016-12-04 11:30:00
Wednesday, November 30th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators set a path on Wednesday for renewables to power half of Europe by 2030, with plans to cut energy use, phase out subsidies for coal and enforce greater cross-border trade.
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2016-11-30 10:03:03
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Controversial Trade in Services Agreement (Tisa) could make it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels as part of efforts to keep temperature rises to 1.5CA far-reaching global trade deal being negotiated in secret could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal by making it harder for governments to favour clean energy over fossil fuels, a leak of the latest negotiating text shows
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2016-09-20 03:00:55