ACT energy minister says the solar tariff auction could redefine the cost profile of solar in this country, and could eventually be cost free.
PacHydro establishes a green energy retailer to bypass the influence of the big three utilities. The first priority will be to write a PPA for its Solar Flagships proposal, as Acciona replaces BP Solar in the Moree Solar consortium.
AGL buys Loy Yang A brown coal generator, swapping its moniker for being the cleanest utility to the cheapest. After spending more than five years arguing that investing in green energy was the best way to prepare for a carbon price, AGL proposes to buy the nation’s biggest emitter.
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.