We cannot rely on technology development alone to deeply cut Australia's emissions. Other policies and more money will be needed.
Solar thermal technology is still an outside bet - and not the kind of investment the CEFC was set up to make.
Environment minister Greg Hunt wants the Clean Energy Finance Corporation to focus on new technologies, not wind and solar. But that's not what it was set up to do, and Australia already has an agency for that.
Investment in technologies beyond the existing wind and solar could stagnate in the face of the government’s reduced Renewable Energy Target.
After months of deadlock, a deal has finally been reached to reduce the Renewable Energy Target, ending the uncertainty for industry but also risking an already sparse pipeline of future projects.
Rooftop solar panels are disrupting Australia’s electricity market, and competing with networks.
The federal government's keenly awaited Energy White Paper is firmly focused on cutting prices and red tape, and boosting industry competitiveness - and less so on climate change and renewable energy.
After more than a week of delays, the Senate has scrapped the carbon tax.
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The government has succeeded in getting legislation passed to repeal the carbon tax, despite some last-minute doubts cast…
Ross Garnaut says Australia is becoming a drag on the international climate effort.
Ross Garnaut was the architect of the Labor government’s carbon pricing scheme, which looks likely to be scrapped this week…