Japan has nine times Germany’s renewable energy resources, but produces nine times less electricity from renewables. That’s because Japan’s government allows utility monopolies to protect their profits by blocking competitors.
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Warrnambool will replace around 2,000 standard street lamps with LEDs, as part of CEFC-backed move to slash street lighting costs by almost 70%.
Apple says 94% of its corporate facilities and 100% of its data centers now powered by renewable energy sources such as solar power.
AER cites decreased demand and ‘over-estimated capital expenditure’ in decision to downgrade revenue allowances for NSW electricity distributors.
Negawatts are largely untapped in Australia, and all sides of politics are missing massive opportunity to deliver cost savings to consumers.
Dan Arvizu – the head of the world’s biggest renewables research facility – says the current energy system is unsustainable and needs to be changed. But while wind and solar may soon win on costs, unravelling the layers of regulatory protection will be a bigger challenge.