Cost of solar panels to rise by half if target chopped

The cost of solar panels for residences is likely to rise by as much as 50 per cent if the Abbott government takes up the recommendations of its hand-picked panel to wind back the small-scale renewable energy target.
The cost of solar panels for residences is likely to rise by as much as 50 per cent if the Abbott government takes up the recommendations of its hand-picked panel to wind back the small-scale renewable energy target.
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ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade. ANDREW Wilkie has compared the Coalition government to “a pack of sadists” when it comes to the live animal export trade.
REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today. REINVENTING the R&D investment consultation model is the first priority for MLA in a restructure announced today.
MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital. MORE than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors, but with the dismal level of dairy farm funds on offer they may miss out on deploying their capital.
TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD. TAKE a look at the latest technology and innovation at the Mallee's premier field day with GREGOR HEARD.
The state government has announced that North Parramatta will be the focus of a major urban transformation project.
5:56 PM The state government has announced that North Parramatta will be the focus of a major urban transformation project.
5:54 PM Awareness of physical limitations and discussions with coach Nathan Buckley about the demands of a looming pre-season have combined to spell an end to the career of Collingwood...
5:39 PM St George Illawarra's hopes of a finals berth have received a massive boost with Josh Dugan and Benji Marshall both expected to line up against the Broncos on Friday night.
5:33 PM Blame it on J.Lo and Nicki Minaj or the number of squats challenges being posted on social media but the butt is back.
5:18 PM Not since he played with Scott Prince almost a decade ago has Benji Marshall felt as free and relaxed on a football field as he does with Gareth Widdop.
5:16 PM The door remains open for the Big Bash League final to become a permanent fixture in Canberra.
5:06 PM The aviation industry represents a constant struggle to survive. But Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has had more than half a decade to carve out a long-term and sustainable strategy, and time...
4:46 PM The Abbott government’s long-awaited review into Australia’s renewable energy target has recommended the scheme be abolished by 2030 or scaled back.
4:36 PM You can never accuse former Hawthorn premiership player Campbell Brown of lacking passion for whatever sporting endeavour the one-time West Australian pursues.
4:28 PM Brett Stewart says brother Glenn is “shattered” that injury will prevent him from again playing for Manly.
4:16 PM Legendary former Sydney Swans coach Tommy Hafey ''didn't have time to fear death, he was too busy living life''.
The decision of Parramatta Council to knock down Ermington Putt Putt and replace it with home units marks the terribly sad loss of a community icon.
3:36 PM The decision of Parramatta Council to knock down Ermington Putt Putt and replace it with home units marks the terribly sad loss of a community icon.
A Sydney neurosurgeon, jailed over the cocaine-related deaths of two sex workers, has been deported from Australia.
2:58 PM A Sydney neurosurgeon, jailed over the cocaine-related deaths of two sex workers, has been deported from Australia.
He'd prefer to play centre and felt he was
2:56 PM He'd prefer to play centre and felt he was "wobbly" at five-eighth, but Canberra Raiders prospect Jack Wighton is confident he could be a genuine contender as the club's long-term fullback.
2:48 PM Tensions are high on the set of the new telemovie about the life and times of Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart.
Hawkes Racing has been busy moving horses down the highway to Melbourne to escape the big wet and Messene will lead the charge in the first group 1 of the year, the Memsie Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday.
2:46 PM Hawkes Racing has been busy moving horses down the highway to Melbourne to escape the big wet and Messene will lead the charge in the first group 1 of the year, the Memsie Stakes at...
The cafe owner who refused to employ a black man has closed its doors; the man he wouldn't hire has found full-time work.
2:09 PM The cafe owner who refused to employ a black man has closed its doors; the man he wouldn't hire has found full-time work.
It's been a long time since Qantas shareholders have had anything to cheer about and on the surface of it Thursday's $2.8 billion full-year net loss is just another body blow to investor confidence.
2:07 PM It's been a long time since Qantas shareholders have had anything to cheer about and on the surface of it Thursday's $2.8 billion full-year net loss is just another body blow to investor...
Damien Hardwick says his Richmond players have
1:56 PM Damien Hardwick says his Richmond players have "got one more bridge to cross to get, hopefully, where we deserve to be" with their finals-defining clash away to Sydney.
Steve Roach has confirmed he has been sacked by radio station 2GB as a result of a bullying complaint made by a staff member.
1:27 PM Steve Roach has confirmed he has been sacked by radio station 2GB as a result of a bullying complaint made by a staff member.
Hallowed Crown and Scratch Me Lucky might be first-up in Saturday's The Run To The Rose at Rosehill but have the proven wet track from from the sodden Championships meeting in the autumn to recommend them.
1:26 PM Hallowed Crown and Scratch Me Lucky might be first-up in Saturday's The Run To The Rose at Rosehill but have the proven wet track from from the sodden Championships meeting in the autumn...
As sporting fairytales go, this was one of the better ones. A 20-year-old Brazilian kid in a final against the greatest athlete of all time, Kelly Slater, in the most tropical splendour.
1:06 PM As sporting fairytales go, this was one of the better ones. A 20-year-old Brazilian kid in a final against the greatest athlete of all time, Kelly Slater, in the most tropical splendour.
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Neither JFT, it is just to expose the lack of credibility in your shallow attempts claiming that
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Geronimo: You will also note that FMD stands for Farm 'Management' Deposits. Their main purpose
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Geronimo; Several thousand other farmers, who haven't dug themselves into a debt hole they can't
THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19 continues to expand in scope with the 100 exhibitor mark firmly in sight.
03 Aug 14 THE inaugural Northern Territory Field Days being held at the Katherine Research Station on September 18-19...
BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal Health projected a major presence at the World Buiatrics Conference (WBC) at the Cairns Convention Centre last week.02 Aug 14 BEING an international supplier and distributor of animal health products in Australia, Bayer HealthCare Animal...