Policy

Apple launches new $300m clean energy fund in China


Apple creates “first-of-its-kind” investment fund, tapping greater purchasing power to expand the clean energy options available to its smaller Chinese suppliers.

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Coal to solar: Latrobe Valley rooftop PV rollout extended to public buildings

Total of 30 public buildings in Victoria's Latrobe Valley set to have rooftop solar installed at no cost, as part of state govt scheme.

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ACCC wants federal rooftop solar subsidy abolished by 2021

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - in a report on how electricity consumers have been ripped off by network companies, generators and retailers - has targeted the technology with the least impact, and probably biggest benefit - rooftop solar - for the most dramatic action.

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As power prices soar, Australia must tackle energy poverty

Energy poverty is no longer restricted to a few older or low-income householders. We need new policy approaches as we transition to a low-carbon society.

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“Daylight robbery” – NSW solar feed-in tariff slashed by 44%

Solar and green groups slam IPART decision to cut NSW solar feed-in tariff, compare it to "getting a pay cut for working overtime."

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Solar Insiders Podcast June 8

Solar blackout scares, panels overboard

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Commercial battery boom headed for Australia, despite “outdated policy”

Survey finds 62% of businesses plan to invest in battery storage in next 18 months. But can governments and regulators keep up?

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Shepparton council set to go solar, as PV farm plans remain in limbo

City of Greater Shepparton awards tender to install solar across council buildings; awaits state govt decision on 250MW of proposed solar farms.

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Victorian government backs push for solar on all new-build homes

Vic govt unveils $2.18m plan to partner with land developers and home builders to supply zero net carbon homes – rooftop solar included – around Melbourne.

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Solar rebate debate: It’s nothing to do with men in tights

The idea that solar rebates are a "Reverse Robin Hood" mechanism is entirely incorrect. Rather, they empower the solar industry to offer real solutions for those most in need.

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