The Australian solar industry in 2014 showed it was good with numbers, geography and with science. But it’s still lousy at communication, and cuts corners.
Australia has again courted controversy on the international stage, sending an embassy staffer instead of its energy minister to the annual congress of the International Renewable Energy Agency. Shades of Warsaw and its decision to snub the climate change conference – another international policy arena it seeks to avoid.
Carnegie Wave Energy completes of its onshore power plant for the Perth Project and prepares for grid connection.
US president commits to action on climate change, arguing the science is clear, and there is no greater threat to future generations than climate change.
Australia branded “dead” market by international investors. Just one new renewable project approved in 2014, but 5,000MW needed to meet target Coalition wants to cut.
New research shows cumulative subsidies to coal and nuclear are each double that of renewables in Germany, and adding nearly a third to household costs.
When oil prices collapsed in the 1980s, most large renewable energy programs were dismantled. But that won’t happen this time.