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    Abbott's climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

    Abbott’s climate policy farce deepens as big polluters get free kick

    There are supposed to be penalties for big polluters under Direct Action. Instead, the big polluters will get a massive free kick under the government’s plan as the Coalition’s energy and climate policies descend further into high farce.

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    Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

    Abbott’s divide and conquer rule crucifies renewables industry

    First the Abbott government brought the renewable energy industry to a standstill, then it brought it to its knees. Now, it has effectively told it to go and get stuffed. Abbott has crucified Australia’s renewable energy industry by cynically preying on its three major weaknesses – a lack of financial muscle; a lack of unity, and it’s craving for policy certainty.

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    The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

    The EV revolution is coming – charged by Australian technology

    Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.

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    CEC proposes compromise deal - and massive cut - to RET

    CEC proposes compromise deal – and massive cut – to RET

    Clean Energy Council proposes compromise deal on RET – good news for wind farm developers, but possibly bad news for big solar developers. The offer was quickly rejected by the government, with solar leaders accusing its peak body of “betrayal”.

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    WA to go solar – may be the only way out of energy mess

    WA to go solar – may be the only way out of energy mess

    WA energy minister says solar to be on most homes and businesses within a few years, and people could go off-grid. The trend may accelerate once the government removes a massive fossil fuel subsidy paid to owners of generators – some of whom never even switch the plant on.