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Image for the news item: Place making strategy for Kings and Commonwealth Avenues released for public consultation

Place making strategy for Kings and Commonwealth Avenues released for public consultation

Today, the National Capital Authority (NCA) released the Kings and Commonwealth Avenues Draft Design Strategy for public...

Image for the news item: Regions 2030—Unlocking Opportunity

Regions 2030—Unlocking Opportunity

Minister for Regional Development Senator The Hon Fiona Nash today launched Regions 2030: Unlocking Opportunity.

Image for the news item: Key Australian Government Initiatives in Regional Australia

Key Australian Government Initiatives in Regional Australia

A full list of Australian Government initiatives in Regional Australia by portfolio.

Image for the news item: Budget invests in a reliable energy future

Budget invests in a reliable energy future

A $265 million energy package in the 2017 Federal Budget will ensure Australia maintains a secure, reliable and competitive...

Image for the news item: Budget News for RDAs

Budget News for RDAs

The Regional Development Australia Committee program provides a network of 55 committees of community leaders, working to...

Image for the news item: Budget 2017: Turnbull's $5b Snowy Hydro plunge

Budget 2017: Turnbull's $5b Snowy Hydro plunge

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull plunged deeper into the energy industry in the 2017-18 budget with an offer to buy the NSW...

Image for the news item: Have your say: Review of Climate Change Policies Discussion Paper

Have your say: Review of Climate Change Policies Discussion Paper

The Government is reviewing its climate change policies to take stock of Australia’s progress in reducing emissions, and...

Image for the news item: New Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce

New Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce

The Coalition Government has unveiled a new Regional Australia Ministerial Taskforce chaired by the Prime Minister.

Image for the news item: Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia’s energy future

Eight reasons why Dr Finkel is great news for Australia’s energy future

Our electricity grid looks likely to progress more systematically to a cleaner more secure future thanks to Australia’s...

Image for the news item: Fifth Emissions Reduction Fund Auction Announced

Fifth Emissions Reduction Fund Auction Announced

The Clean Energy Regulator will hold a fifth Emissions Reduction Fund auction on Wednesday 5 April 2017 and Thursday 6 April...

Image for the news item: Australia leading the world with development of printed solar panels

Australia leading the world with development of printed solar panels

Australia’s status as a global leader in solar power has received a major boost with the Turnbull Government investing...

Image for the news item: IEA tips Australian renewables to reach 27 GW / 54TWh by 2021

IEA tips Australian renewables to reach 27 GW / 54TWh by 2021

The International Energy Council has flagged that uncertainty about renewable energy policy threatens to hold back Australia’s...

Image for the news item: Climate change must be part of Australia’s electricity system review

Climate change must be part of Australia’s electricity system review

On Friday, Australia’s federal and state energy ministers met for an extraordinary meeting following the complete loss...

Image for the news item: Mission Innovation to double clean energy R&D investment

Mission Innovation to double clean energy R&D investment

Each of the 20 participating countries and the European Union seek to double its governmental and/or state-directed clean...

Image for the news item: ARENA handed lifeline after threat of closure

ARENA handed lifeline after threat of closure

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has escaped closure with the government agreeing to restore $800 million of funding....

Image for the news item: Australian Renewable Energy Agency funding cuts will lead to ANU job losses: Andrew Blakers

Australian Renewable Energy Agency funding cuts will lead to ANU job losses: Andrew Blakers

Dozens of researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra will lose their jobs if cuts to Australia'€™s renewable...

Image for the news item: ARENA supporting CST R&D and early deployment

ARENA supporting CST R&D and early deployment

Passion for renewables is strong. In 2012 around 100 people who were campaigning for coal-fired generation to be replaced...

Image for the news item: 62 scientists ask Hunt to reverse closure of ARENA grant funding

62 scientists ask Hunt to reverse closure of ARENA grant funding

A total of 62 renewable energy scientists and researchers have asked the federal government to reverse its decision to end...

Image for the news item: Coalition still counting Abbott-era 'savings', but renewable grants roll on

Coalition still counting Abbott-era 'savings', but renewable grants roll on

In his clean energy announcement Malcolm Turnbull continues to claim $1.3bn in energy grant savings that have not been passed...

Image for the news item: Greg Hunt to launch push for first carbon-neutral city

Greg Hunt to launch push for first carbon-neutral city

Australia could have its first ­carbon-neutral city by next January as part of a government plan to encourage whole cities...

Image for the news item: New renewable focussed energy retailer open for business

New renewable focussed energy retailer open for business

A new energy retailer is entering the Australian market and pioneering a groundbreaking business model. It will empower consumers...

Image for the news item: Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's wind power investment ban

Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's wind power investment ban

Malcolm Turnbull has lifted Tony Abbott's controversial ban on government investment in wind power, in his first major break...

Image for the news item: Hunt urges states to adopt ACT-style auctions to boost wind and solar projects

Hunt urges states to adopt ACT-style auctions to boost wind and solar projects

Environment minister Greg Hunt has urged Australian states to adopt reverse auctions if they wanted to install more renewable...

Image for the news item: Paris UN Climate Conference 2015: The Australian politics climate change

Paris UN Climate Conference 2015: The Australian politics climate change

Malcolm Turnbull describes Bill Shorten's promise to reduce Australia's carbon emissions by 45 per cent by 2030 as a political...

Image for the news item: Greens propose new $500m renewable energy body

Greens propose new $500m renewable energy body

A new $500 million government authority would deliver a 15-year pipeline of clean energy projects through a combination of...

Image for the news item: Australia will promote more renewable energy, says Hunt

Australia will promote more renewable energy, says Hunt

Australia will need to do more to phase out older, coal-fired power stations and promote renewable energy after crucial international...

Image for the news item: Greg Hunt takes charge of key climate change organisations

Greg Hunt takes charge of key climate change organisations

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has won additional control over the government’s climate change agenda, gaining responsibility...

Image for the news item: Wind farms, solar to be 'key part' of Federal Government's energy strategy, Minister says

Wind farms, solar to be 'key part' of Federal Government's energy strategy, Minister says

Renewable energy will be a "key part" of the Federal Government's energy platform, the newly elevated Minister for Resources,...

Image for the news item: The world waits on Australia's emissions targets

The world waits on Australia's emissions targets

With a UN conference in Paris in November aimed at setting emissions targets, Bill Shorten's pledge for renewable energy...

Image for the news item: 50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

50% renewable energy would put Australia in line with leading nations

Opposition leader Bill Shorten told the Labor Party conference this morning that the party’s policy should be for 50% of...

Image for the news item: Bill Shorten to unveil 50% renewable energy target at Labor conference

Bill Shorten to unveil 50% renewable energy target at Labor conference

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is set to unveil a bold climate policy goal requiring half of Australia's large-scale energy...

Image for the news item: Solar thermal: the dark horse in renewable energy

Solar thermal: the dark horse in renewable energy

Thousands of sun-tracking glass mirrors encircled around a tall, glimmering obelisk in the desert – it sounds like something...

Image for the news item: Business, green groups reach climate consensus ahead of Paris

Business, green groups reach climate consensus ahead of Paris

A new group has been formed to give the two sides of politics some room to manoeuvre to develop enough bipartisanship on...

Image for the news item: Clean Energy Council holds reception with MPs, Senators and bureaucrats at Parliament House

Clean Energy Council holds reception with MPs, Senators and bureaucrats at Parliament House

The annual Clean Energy Council Parliamentary Reception took place again this year on Wednesday 3rd June at Parliament House,...

Image for the news item: Emissions Reduction Fund

Emissions Reduction Fund

The Emissions Reduction Fund provides an incentive for businesses, land owners, state and local governments, community organisations...

Image for the news item: Rebirth for region’s renewables after RET deal

Rebirth for region’s renewables after RET deal

Developers believe dormant wind farm projects ,valued at a combined $1 billion across the capital region, were set to be...

Image for the news item: ANU experts react to renewable energy target change

ANU experts react to renewable energy target change

A number of leading ANU experts have responded to Environment Minister Greg Hunt announcement that the Federal Government...

Image for the news item: Government, Labor reach breakthrough in negotiations over RET deal

Government, Labor reach breakthrough in negotiations over RET deal

The Federal Government and Labor have reached a bipartisan deal on changes to the renewable energy target (RET), ending a...