rss

Category: Other Good Stuff

0
Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Graph of the Day: Queenslanders continue rush to rooftop solar

Households and businesses continue to defy expectations, and install large rooftop solar systems in Queensland despite change in tariffs.

0
California's EV strategy opens a portal to America’s future

California’s EV strategy opens a portal to America’s future

California is poised to open a portal to America’s future, shoving Big Oil off the highways to make room for cleaner transportation alternatives.

0
How Germany may get 6-fold boost in wind power from fewer turbines

How Germany may get 6-fold boost in wind power from fewer turbines

Germany expected to increase share of wind power from 15% fewer turbines, with overall power consumption remaining basically unchanged. What would that look like?

0
US city passes law making solar 'default’ generation resource

US city passes law making solar ‘default’ generation resource

Austin Energy’s recent 5-cent solar contract was a big deal. Now it makes solar “default” generation to hedge against rising fossil fuel costs.

0
Utilities should change business model – not count on new subsidies

Utilities should change business model – not count on new subsidies

Utilities in Europe and North America “have to change their business model, whether they like it or not”, says the International Energy Agency

0
Samoa inaugurates 1st wind farm as Pacific turns away from diesel

Samoa inaugurates 1st wind farm as Pacific turns away from diesel

The Pacific island country of Samoa has announced its first wind farm, developed by an Abu Dhabi renewable energy company, Masdar.

2
Chile is poised to adopt South America’s first carbon tax

Chile is poised to adopt South America’s first carbon tax

Chile to become the first country in South America to institute a carbon tax, and the second in Latin America after Mexico.

1
Renewable Energy Target review – experts respond

Renewable Energy Target review – experts respond

Experts – including Alan Pears, Andrew Blakers and Dylan McConnell – respond to report which has recommended deep cuts to RET scheme.

2
Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy to renewable energy?

Is the RET a market-distorting subsidy to renewable energy?

The RET has been criticised as a subsidy to renewable energy investors that distorts the electricity market. How true are these claims?

1
Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

Wind energy surges in China, as demand for coal fades

China is expected to exceed its target of 100GW wind capacity by 2015 by 30% by the end of 2015.

0
Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Making solar PV accessible to low-income families

Giving low-income families access to solar PV systems can help lower their utility bills, and bring about an element of environmental justice.