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Tag: "renewable energy"

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Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Australian households saving $1 billion a year from rooftop solar

Households have invested more than $8 billion in rooftop solar in Australia, and are saving more than $1 billion a year off their electricity bills.

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Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Australia should close one Hazelwood-sized coal plant a year, says Infigen

Infigen Energy CEO says closure of 1500MW a year of coal plants, starting this year, best way to meet Australia’s climate commitments.

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Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

Coalition branding tapping into the hard work already done by communities

It is possible to announce good policy that is also popular. Unfortunately, this is not the road the Coalition is currently taking with renewables policy.

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Apple's energy bombshell: Why it may sell you electricity

Apple’s energy bombshell: Why it may sell you electricity

Global computing giant Apple has quietly has created a new subsidiary called Apple Energy, and asked to obtain a licence to sell electricity directly to consumers, rather than back to the grid via the wholesale market.

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Wind and solar set to dominate energy investments to 2040

Wind and solar set to dominate energy investments to 2040

Wind and solar to dominate new energy investments; cheapest solar power in Africa; India mulls energy auctions; Saudi Arabia ready for first wind investment.

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Construction set to begin on Queensland's biggest solar farm

Construction set to begin on Queensland’s biggest solar farm

Construction of 25MW Barcaldine Regional Community Solar Farm, which will provide 10% of Australia’s large-scale solar power, set to begin in July.

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Jobs and growth! ...but not in renewables in Australia

Jobs and growth! …but not in renewables in Australia

TAI report says renewables jobs and growth would continue to stagnate under a re-elected Coalition, and could even decline after 2020.

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Solar and wind energy's stunning cost falls to continue

Solar and wind energy’s stunning cost falls to continue

BNEF says solar to continue “precipitous” cost fall, and solar and wind will be cheaper than coal and gas by 2027, beginning relegation of fossil fuels to role of expensive back-up to cheap renewables – until battery storage takes that market away too.

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Rainy UK gets more power from solar than coal for first time

Rainy UK gets more power from solar than coal for first time

Renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal, produced more electricity for the UK in May 2016 than coal did.

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Australia could be 100% renewable – with no "baseload" – by 2035

Australia could be 100% renewable – with no “baseload” – by 2035

WWF report says Australia could completely replace fossil fuel “baseload” power with existing “variable” renewable energy technologies.

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Factcheck: Which parts of the UK are windy enough for windfarms?

Factcheck: Which parts of the UK are windy enough for windfarms?

Onshore windfarms offer the cheapest form of new electricity generation in the UK, says the chief executive of industry group RenewableUK, as long as they are at windy locations.