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Posted by Umme Hoque

Today’s introduction of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013 into the Senate highlights the lack of long-term strategy for energy production and distribution in Australia by the Coalition Government, 100% Renewable, a community campaign for clean energy, says.

“Just last week, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), testified before a Senate inquiry and provided the data that shows its worth,” Sarah Hoque, Communications Manager for 100% Renewable, says.

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Posted by Umme Hoque

The introduction of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill  today by the Coalition Government is a surprise move that ignores the voices of the community, 100% Renewable, a community campaign for clean energy says.

“A few weeks ago, Prime Minister Abbott provided the carbon price repeal legislation with an opening for public comment. However, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill was not part of this,” Lindsay Soutar, National Director of 100% Renewable says.

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Posted by Umme Hoque
100% Renewable, a community campaign for clean energy, says that the Liberal’s budget costings released today will only lead to a dark and dirty energy future.
 
The Liberal party’s costings reveal that not only will the party demolish renewable energy programs like the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, as previously indicated, but they would also slash the “One Million Solar Roofs” program by half, or $500million over the life of the program.

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Posted by Umme Hoque
The Coalition’s announcement that, if elected, they will cut funding to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will set back the shift to clean energy needed to combat the threat of climate change, cost Australian jobs and stall investment in the energy technologies of the future, 100% Renewable, a community campaign for clean energy, says.
 
“Australians overwhelmingly support an increase in renewable energy.

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Posted by Umme Hoque
100% Renewable Energy, a community campaign for clean energy, has developed a definitive electorate-by-electorate Australian solar energy information resource, which is currently hitting the mailboxes of every Federal politician across the country. 
 
These solar briefers are being released in conjunction with a first-ever national online scorecard which ranks politicians on their commitment to clean, renewable energy, including solar power, community energy and the renewable energy target, available at so

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MEDIA RELEASE: Government backs renewable energy target, Abbott needs to follow 

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Posted by Andrew Bray
Anyone walking around their local neighbourhood with their eyes open will have noticed the steady advance of solar onto local rooftops.

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Well 2012 has been a huge year for renewable energy. Keeping up with the speed of change in policy, politics, technology - and working through the challenges of ensuring the community voice is heard in the face of massive industry power - has my head hurting some working days! (and some non-working ones...)

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Posted by anonymous

It’s not often you see me in a suit...but Origin Energy's CEO Grant King has recently got me hot enough under the collar to go into their Annual General Meeting (AGM) to ask some tough questions about his public campaign to water down Australia’s Renewable Energy Target (RET).

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Posted by Andrew Bray

MEDIA RELEASE: Origin chief feels heat over anti-renewables stance

Shareholders of Australia’s largest energy retailer have today called on the AGM to block a proposed $3.75 million bonus for Origin Managing Director Grant King, because of his prolonged campaign to destabilise the Renewable Energy Target (RET).

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