ACT to nearly double size of next wind auction to 200MW, enabling it to reach 100% renewable energy by 2020. ACT minister Simon Corbell says the stagnation in national market caused buy Coalition policies is an opportunity too good to miss.
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Vestas has revealed it is installing a multi-rotor concept demonstration turbine that it hopes will challenge existing wind turbine scaling rules.
Buffett-owned MidAmerican Energy Co plans to develop a 2GW, $3.6 billion wind farm in Iowa, marking the biggest economic development project in the state’s history and taking its total wind power share to more than 40%.
The 175MW White Rock wind farm to begin construction this month, the first big project to get go-ahead since Coalition reviewed the RET. Even Barnaby Joyce says he is happy.
NHMRC funding of two new, separate studies into the effects of wind turbines on human health has been slammed as “money poured down the drain.”
Solar lobby group says Australian renewables sector still feeling impact of Abbott era attacks, as new statistics show a 27% slump in clean energy jobs.
Wind Energy Holding to buy stake in CWP Renewables, Australian company behind ACT auction winner 260MW Sapphire wind project near Glen Innes in northern NSW.
New modelling shows an electricity system based on 85% renewable energy is cheaper than one based on similar percentage of fossil fuels. With wind and solar costs to fall, it is probable that 100% renewable energy is cheaper than coal and gas.
It has been a week for thinking big around the globe: on offshore wind energy development, green investment, pricing carbon emissions, and disincentivising coal.