Germany slashes solar tariffs faster and deeper than expected, EU energy companies push for tighter targets.
Origin Energy’s surplus of renewable energy certificates now extends to 2015/16, so it’s in no hurry to sign PPAs. Plus, Grant King on energy demand, gas and coal export parity, and its portfolio of clean energy projects.
Origin says installations, revenue and profits from solar PV slump sharply, but EV market looking promising.
If the NEM hadn’t focused so hard on being lowest cost, Australia’s power supply might not be as expensive as it is now. A new report has found that two critical decisions in particular – to remove environmental and social benefits from the list of considerations for the grid’s operator and regulator – have backfired.
Australia has an opportunity to lead the world in green city innovation, according to European industrial giant Siemens. Our cities have all the right ingredients – crowded, congested, and with ageing infrastructure. But are we capable of making smart decisions?
Silex Systems says it will focus on the medium and large scale solar PV markets, and has resumed production at its facility in Homebush.
Panax seeks university help to unlock reasons for poor flow rates in geothermal tests.
DRET admits power of three big retailers is “an issue” in deployment of large scale solar and new technologies.
One of the principal architects of Germany’s push into renewable energy technologies believes that his country could achieve 100 per cent renewables in its electricity sector by 2030 – and may do it quicker. The rest of the world could follow soon after – at a cost of just $100 trillion, about half the cost of not doing it.
CBD Energy announces merger with US solar PV company, but problems emerge in AusChina wind venture.