How solar air-con could avoid costly network upgrades
A CSIRO-led project is exploring how solar-powered air conditioners could help network operators "firm" demand and defray costly network upgrades.
Hot news in cleantech: Solar iPhone, floating algae farm, DeLorean EV
Solar-powered iPhone, anyone? New cell efficiency development brings the possibility closer; plus NASA's floating algae plans; and an all-electric DeLorean.
Bipartisan support for RET finally crumbles
NSW calls for RET to be axed, even after IPART says it is making zero contribution to latest recommended price increases.
Subsidy-free Big Solar, coming sooner than you think
As panels are installed on Australia's first utility-scale PV plant, First Solar says rapidly falling costs means grants-free solar farms should be reality in WA within two years. Meanwhile, two German firms plan massive solar farms in Spain without subsidies, and its two biggest nuclear power groups finally embrace solar.
India trumps Australia on solar mega project
Areva's 250MW plant in India will be built two years before Australian version, Ferguson handballs fate of 2nd round of flagships to new renewables body.
Mixed Greens: South Pole grabs piece of Climate Friendly
Euro carbon sets up in Australia; NZ proposes carbon price cap; geothermal-boosted algae could mean biofuel abundance for Iceland; Qld community solar farm switches on.
Wind turbine syndrome? Not in Europe
Wind power is forging ahead in Europe, its people seemingly unaffected by any health effects. So what's really going on with Australia's wind industry?
Greens get ACCC’s attention on power of gentailers
The Greens have complained to the ACCC about the power of gentailers. And, much to their surprise, they have gotten a bite.
Planes, trains and climate change
Without some serious adaptation and mitigation efforts, studies show climate change could cripple transportation in New York City.
Mixed Greens: German renewables cheaper than coal, gas by 2030?
Study sees German renewables cheaper than fossil fuels by 2030; big solar plans unveiled ahead of new Japan FiT; and Spain's subsidy-free 250MW solar plant.
New CEC chief says households key to green energy
The new head of the Clean Energy Council will focus on energy efficiency, distributed generation and community engagement. And he talks about Australia's place in the renewable world, bipartisan politics (or the lack of), the importance of complementary measures, the influence of large energy companies, BIPV, CCS and nuclear.
Planet Under Pressure 2012: Here’s the wrap
The world needs a new strategy for translating sustainability knowledge into action – a contract between science and society. So far, we're not even close.