Australia’s renewables sector doubles output in boom year

Clean Energy Council warns surge ‘could come to an end if the energy policy debate is left to languish unresolved’Australia’s renewables sector has doubled its output over the past 12 months, with more than $20bn of projects now under construction, but the current boom will not last without policy certainty, according to the Clean Energy Council.The council, which represents solar, wind, energy efficiency, hydro, bioenergy, energy storage, geothermal and marine businesses, along with more than 5,000 solar installers, has released new figures claiming a record year for Australia’s renewables industry – with more than 80 wind and solar farms under construction, and rooftop solar installations now topping two million homes. Related: Government’s 'big stick' got whittled down to something much smaller | Katharine Murphy Related: Coal, coal, coal and soaring emissions - as a Liberal, I have had enough | Oliver Yates Continue reading...

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