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Electric vehicle budget impost, it’s a myth!

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The Electric Vehicle Council has a new report that shows worries about electric vehicles and fuel excise tax avoidance are a furphy that masks hidden benefits to the Australian economy from switching to electric vehicles — if only Australian governments supported the move by lowering other taxes on electric. Read

Are virtual power plants the future of solar power?

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WHEN MATHS TEACHER Katie Brooks was searching for a new apartment, the solar panels on the rooftop of the Fremantle complex she eventually settled on were a big drawcard. ABOVE:  Katie Brooks can sell power to other residents in the White Gum Valley apartment complex. (Supplied) Ms Brooks said utilising solar energy

Game-changing renewables industry PLUS jobs for NSW

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Bryce Wilson Labor candidate for Monaro post 28 February: NSW Labor is unveiling much-needed and change-oriented policy promises for all sectors from health and education to energy and transport and country care. A massive shift on the environmental front — that affects everyone — is Labor’s promised transition to a renewables-based

Good news for Christmas, we need it!

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A feast of renewables in business THE INDEPENDENT CLIMATE Council reports that 40,000 Australian businesses have made the switch to renewable energy — among them many food and beverage producers. “Our report is a festive feast of renewables. Savvy consumers can now buy sourdough baguettes, marinated goats’ cheese, dates, avocados and chocolates

Renewable energy jobs boom possible

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Up to 60,000 jobs by 2030, regions the biggest winners. ANALYSIS FROM THE Australia Institute shows that 53 percent renewable energy capacity by 2030 would create between 18,000 and 59,000 direct jobs across the country. The wide range of possible employment outcomes depends largely on how much assembly and manufacturing can be

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