For the first time in two years, electricity emissions in Australia increased as hydro generation fell and coal showed signs of a rebound.
The ACT has announced plans for a 50MW precinct that will feature the latest solar technologies and storage options. Meanwhile, it will soon announce details of its major wind auction – the only bright light on the Australian landscape for 2014.
Victoria’s environment commissioner quits, slams lack of climate leadership; pipe progress for Perth wave energy project; new customers for Vic wind farm.
Qld removes 8c/kWh rooftop solar tariff, leaving households to negotiate with retailers. Industry says move will encourage households to install battery storage.
A new report from the European biofuel industry suggests 16% of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from various sources.
Dennis Jensen – the climate denier who wanted to be Abbott’s science minister – suggests retrenched car workers could build nuclear power plants instead.