Tagged: RET

Reducing pollution - not half as hard as governments think

By Tristan Edis What makes this all the more amazing is that this down-scaling in the gap to the emissions target of a third to a half, comes on top of the last government’s...

Lambie seeks full aluminium RET exemption

By John Conroy Senator Lambie told The Australian that she had put forward a proposal to extend the exemption to other high-energy users – "all four members of Tasmania's 'big four' group of high energy...

Large-scale solar chiefs to work Canberra corridors

By John Conroy Business leaders from solar companies including First Solar, Fotowatio Renewable Ventures (FRV) and SunPower are heading to the nation’s capital to meet with key ministers and parliamentarians. “We’ll be telling them...

Renewables energy suppliers warn on RET jobs

By Staff Reporter Their names are overleaf. “Our businesses build electrical infrastructure, roads and components for power stations in wind, solar, hydro and bioenergy, along with supplying safety equipment, cranes, trucks and cement. “They...

The dirty dozen myths of the RET debate

By Ben Burge Empirically, renewable energy (both solar and wind) are significant contributors during periods of high demand. "In the seven days to January 19, wind farms contributed around 6 per cent of overall...

RET offer 'next week'

By John Conroy But in comments reported elsewhere, Labor leader Bill Shorten defended the current scheme, saying it was “not some green plot … it’s a sensible part of our energy mix and sustainable...

Thumbnail for 49355

AWU calls for 100% RET aluminium exemption

By John Conroy The Australian Workers Union has called for the Renewable Energy Target to be pushed out from 2020 to 2022, adding that the aluminium sector's 90 per cent RET exemption should be...

AWU joins bid for RET reform

By Sid Maher - The Australian Along with Robert Gottliebsen and Stephen Bartholomeusz, Alan also founded Business Spectator, the popular business news and commentary website. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to...

Pro-RET radio ads launched

By John Conroy Institute chief executive John Connor said the RET was working. "It has helped triple solar and wind energy since 2009, led to some $18 billion in investment and grown jobs in...

Renewables industry calls the government's bluff

By Tristan Edis What is particularly intriguing is that in recent days Macfarlane has been trying to rewrite history – to play down the significance of the government's decision to review the RET. "The...