27 Mar '13, 1pm

Australia Backs Renewable Energy Targets

Australia Backs Renewable Energy Targets

"Arguments to reduce or cap renewable energy at 20 percent of generation in 2020 ignore the need to reduce the emissions-intensity of Australia's electricity sector so that we remain competitive as the world moves to clean energy," said the Gillard Government in a statement . Last December, the Climate Change Authority offered 34 recommendations in a review of the RET ; 28 of those have now been accepted, three rejected, and three were flagged for further review. One target will not be changed despite the CCA's recommendation: a 100-kW ceiling for solar PV systems to qualify as small-scale renewable energy projects. The CCA had recommended a 10-kW limit. Since the Labor party was elected into office in late 2007, over 2 GW of large-scale renewable energy projects have been completed, in addition to nearly a million rooftop solar PV systems and over half a million solar and...

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