Abbott government’s opening salvo on post 2020 targets puts it squarely in the camp of Big Oil and Big Coal. There is no mention of 2C target, or even the need for a clean energy transition. But it’s managed to suck in some media.
High-tech industrial battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica plus batteries for a solar power installation at the Duhkan oilfield in Qatar.
Clean Energy Council enlists support of peak bodies who lobbied for cut in RET to break impasse, as Coalition digs in, solar groups lament compromise.
100kW solar system on Canberra office building marks ACT’s ‘largest known’ commercial solar install, to supply nearly half building’s weekly energy needs.
First the Abbott government brought the renewable energy industry to a standstill, then it brought it to its knees. Now, it has effectively told it to go and get stuffed. Abbott has crucified Australia’s renewable energy industry by cynically preying on its three major weaknesses – a lack of financial muscle; a lack of unity, and it’s craving for policy certainty.
An eighteen month freeze in large scale renewable energy investment has occurred around the country and it must be solved.
Brisbane-based Tritium has landed a major deal to supply its Australian-made fast charging technology to US-based ChargePoint, developer of the world’s largest EV charging network. In Australia to announce the deal, ChargePoint CEO says the global shift to electric driving is underway – a key part of energy revolution.
California has become the first state with more than 5% of its annual utility-scale electricity generation from utility-scale solar power.