WA urged to go it alone on renewables

Influential energy and climate economist Professor Ross Garnaut says Western Australia should adopt a state based emissions intensity scheme. He is recommending and Emissions Intensity Scheme (EIS) for the state. Professor Garnaut said WA could lead the world as a clean energy superpower. He believes its vast resources of renewable energy, and its isolation from […]

Renewables, climate and intergovernmental relations – OPINION

The Federal Government’s refusal to adopt the Chief Scientist’s recommendation for a Clean Energy Target has been roundly criticised by its political opponents. As you would expect. But what does it mean for the relationships between Australia’s different levels of government? The Government’s new policy sees the end of any subsidy for renewable energy after […]

Brumby to streamline planning for renewable energy projects

By Rob O'Brien Planning processes for renewable energy projects will be streamlined with Victorian councils receiving support to administer wind farm permits, the State Government has announced. The Brumby Government will set timeframes for industry and provide more easily accessible information for communities under reforms to approval processes for renewable energy projects across Victoria. “If […]

Melbourne to host hot rock summit

By Angela Dorizas Victoria has been recognised as a leader in renewable energy, with Melbourne winning the right to host an international geothermal summit. Organised by the International Geothermal Association, the five-day World Geothermal Congress will be hosted by Melbourne in 2015. Energy and Resources Minister Peter Batchelor said Victoria’s potential to generate energy from […]


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