Posts Tagged ‘Coalition’

UC joins Bill Gates’ clean energy coalition with $1-billion investment

The University of California looks to be playing a prominent role as Bill Gates and other billionaires from around the world form a new private fund that will invest in the development of large-scale carbon-free energy solutions. The fund, announced Monday in connection with the climate change talks that opened in Paris, will be staffed […]

Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows

Climate Institute survey reveals overwhelming support for wind and solar energy as the Abbott government seeks to limit support for both Australians are deeply worried the Abbott government is underestimating the importance of climate change, new polling shows, as cabinet debates crucial long-term targets for greenhouse gas reductions. The annual polling by the Climate Institute […]

Liberal MP lobbies Coalition to drop push to ban wind and solar investment

Victorian MP Sarah Henderson asks the government to include in its draft mandate investment in emerging technologies such as wind and solar A Liberal backbencher is lobbying the government to stop its push to, in effect, ban the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) from investing in wind and small-scale solar energy. The Victorian Liberal MP, […]

Clean energy bank ‘seeks legal advice’ after Coalition pulls plug on wind and solar projects

Abbott government insists the Clean Energy Finance Corporation’s mandate is to focus solely on ‘new and emerging technologies’ The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is seeking legal advice after the government instructed it to halt investment in wind power and small-scale solar projects. On Sunday the federal government confirmed that wind and rooftop solar projects […]

Coalition bans government’s clean energy bank from financing wind power

Trade minister confirms Clean Energy Finance Corporation will no longer invest in wind projects, but disputes report that Greg Hunt was outmaneuvered The federal government has ordered the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) not to make any future investments in wind power, instead focussing on “emerging technologies”, trade minister Andrew Robb has confirmed. Fairfax media […]

Coalition asks PRC to reject PNM’s plan for San Juan Generating Station

While the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is hearing arguments about a plan from the Public Service Company of New Mexico to close two units at a local electricity generating station, a coalition of community groups has voiced loud opposition to the move. The groups are citing the health and financial security of New Mexico […]

Ian Macfarlane: Coalition is sticking to reduction in renewable energy target

Industry minister says that because electricity consumption has fallen 15%, the RET must be reduced by the same amount The government is sticking to its proposed reduction in the renewable energy target (RET), saying that nothing has changed in terms of its climate policy. Industry minister Ian Macfarlane has told the ABC that cutting the […]

Ed Davey attacks coalition partners over pledge to end wind subsidies

Energy secretary says the party that takes wind off the table is reckless in an attack quickly dismissed by Tory minister Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, has accused his coalition government partners of reckless behaviour for their manifesto commitment to end subsidies for onshore wind. The Lib Dem MP said Britain needed […]

A changing wind: Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition meets on emerging wind power prospects

WHAT: The second meeting of a fledgling coalition among business and other leaders developing wind power offshore and along the coast, as well as an equipment supply chain from Virginia to Florida. View full post on Wind Power News

Coalition energy document focuses almost entirely on fossil fuels

Only reference to Australia’s $20bn renewable industry is repeat of promise to hold another investigation into the health impacts of wind farms Giles Parkinson View full post on Environment: Wind power | theguardian.com