Australia Institute study says solar is creating jobs and pushing down electricity prices – contrary to the popular belief that renewable energy puts upward pressure on energy prices.
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Environment Minister Greg Hunt approves what many are describing as one of the world’s major “carbon bombs”.
Many revelations have come out with the carbon tax repeal, including disclosures about an inner core or ‘Group of 8’ within the Coalition who have worked tirelessly to kill the carbon tax, the reporting of Rupert Murdoch’s views on climate change and a rearguard pitch by News Corp tabloids to turn the repeal into a rejection of the science.
Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.
Aurizon is set to gamble billions of dollars of its investor’s funds in what is one of the world’s largest potentially stranded fossil fuel assets.
US developer Recurrent Energy has Australian pipeline of 1,500MW of utility scale solar PV. An 80MW plant in Queensland could be first.
Solar industry warns that PV market could experience as catastrophic a slump as the solar hot water market if policies are changed.
Victorian planning law amendment marks small win for Australia’s wind energy industry. And in NSW, Maurice Newman has the wind put up him.
NSW says to encourage government buildings to use solar leases to install rooftop PV and source around 30% of electricity needs from solar.