University super fund invests $100m in World Bank’s first Australian Green Bond issue, in bid to drive low-carbon investment.
Morwell marks the second stop for the RET Review Road Trip, where it finds a reality check on the human costs of coal power.
The solar schools and towns program appear to be latest victims of Abbott’s systematic destruction of Australia’s solar opportunity.
Plans for a 25MW geothermal project in WA set back after partner withdraws because of a “lack of hydrocarbons”.
Environment minister sees future in ‘clean’ coal, and refuses to endorse renewables. This comes as new data shows large-scale renewable projects at a standstill, and as industry finds doors closed in Canberra. Meanwhile, new data show electricity emissions have fallen 5 per cent in past year.
Abbott government has brought the large-scale renewable energy industry to a standstill, with no new projects in 2014, and only four in 2013.
With about 37,007 megawatts (MW) of solar PV power installed in 2013, world solar PV power capacity increased about 35% to 136,697 MW.