TrustPower to offer payments to owners of property next to wind farms, not just turbine hosts. First stop South Australia, then Victoria and NSW.
UBS analysts suggest energy utilities in Europe, north America and Australia are facing a “perfect storm” from the falling costs of renewables, energy efficiency and falling demand, and may not be able to sustain their business models. The analysts suggest the utilities embrace wind and solar, storage and other services if they are to survive.
Anti-wind group Waubra Foundation rejects call from Waubra community to change its name; Australian SME’s expect little impact from carbon tax repeal.
Abbott government to consider the possibility of introducing nuclear power into Australia, in particular small modular reactors, as part of its new energy white paper. Meanwhile, there is a push to replace the current renewable energy support mechanism with an auction system.
Conservative governments used the last week of parliament to renew their attack on the carbon price, clean energy and climate bodies. They also pushed through approvals for coal mines, brown coal exports, dredging the barrier reef, and delisting the Murray Basin. But not all went to plan.
The past few weeks have brought new wind generation records in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
Even buying a fridge is hard without right energy policy settings; the AEMC’s contempt for 2 million voters; and why a thin pipe will help.
In Australia’s highly competitive solar industry, five major PV retailers hold only 15% national market share. So who’s leading where, and by how much?
US study finds large-scale offshore wind farms could protect American coastal cities most vulnerable to extreme weather, as well as power them.