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Category: Renewables

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Sugar vs solar: Qld govt weighs in on legal challenge to solar farm

Sugar vs solar: Qld govt weighs in on legal challenge to solar farm

Legal challenge by sugar miller against the development of one of Australia’s biggest solar farms in Clare, Qld, could be ‘called in’ by state govt.

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Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a 'political stitch-up'

Latest anti-wind push by Senators called a ‘political stitch-up’

CEC slams calls from anti-wind senators to cut subsidies back even further, make them conditional on adherence to federal ‘infrasound’ laws.

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Europe offshore wind industry shatters construction record

Europe offshore wind industry shatters construction record

Europe’s offshore wind industry has shattered previous installation records in the first half of 2015.

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Bombora: Taking a new direction on the renewable energy wave

Bombora: Taking a new direction on the renewable energy wave

Bombora shows the renewables sector that it’s okay to mix business and leisure as the Ryan brothers look to bring their unique technology to market.

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Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

Sustainable oil from algae: the technology is ready, but what about the politics?

The main requirements for making algae biofuel are: lots of sunlight, plenty of space, and easy access to the sea. Australia is an algae gardener’s paradise.

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Bullish on renewable energy? So is the Pope, Walmart, Obama, Google….

Bullish on renewable energy? So is the Pope, Walmart, Obama, Google….

The ever-growing list of supporters of strong renewable energy goals includes Fortune 500 companies, investment banks, utilities, presidents, and the Pope.

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Community-owned utility plans to lead solar, storage revolution

Community-owned utility plans to lead solar, storage revolution

A community-owned retailer aims to tap into the energy revolution taking place in our homes and businesses – and the community desire for change.

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$2.2 billion, 1 gigawatt solar project in Kenya moves forward

$2.2 billion, 1 gigawatt solar project in Kenya moves forward

Last Friday, North America’s SkyPower announced that it would be signing a solar deal with Kenya for a 1 gigawatt, $2.2 billion development project.

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Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

Renewables briefly covered 78 per cent of German electricity

On July 25, Germany surpassed the old record of 74% renewable electricity. But the most interesting aspect is power trading between France & Germany on that day.

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Taking respite from renewable fiction: Why the numbers do matter

Taking respite from renewable fiction: Why the numbers do matter

We can push the percentage of wind power further upwards, with relative ease. And that is genuinely exciting.

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Coalition makes it up in campaign against renewables, climate action

Coalition makes it up in campaign against renewables, climate action

Coalition claims of cost of renewables are becoming more and more ridiculous. And so are the claims in the Murdoch Media, Even on Q&A, the ABC let Ron Boswell get away with – and even approved of – a litany of absurdities.