An IEA report says the boom in unconventional gas such as CSG and shale is good for geopolitics, but not for climate.
Australia’s energy market operator makes landmark report, suggesting rooftop solar PV could account for around 10 per cent of Australia’s energy needs by 2030. The implications for the energy industry, for the consumer, and the politics of the clean energy future could be profound.
As corporates begin to embrace the renewable energy opportunity on their own terms – as an issue of cost and security and a chance to develop lucrative new business models – the suggestion is emerging that it’s time to admit defeat on Green as a powerful marketing tool. Or does it still have a key role to play?
CEFC says some loans and investments may not be recovered; key carbon appointments; Aust green investment dips; geothermal ups and downs.
Kuth says its $100 million geothermal project in Vanuatu has been endorsed by the World Bank, and it’s now seeking a PPA and financing.
Australia beats Germany in small solar PV sytems; Germany sets solar production record; differences over solar multiplier; utilities getting solar windfall; module prices to fall sharply again this year; Australia a key market for major players; Big Solar campaign arrives in Canberra; and arise, the self consumer!
The Queensland government to stick to Solar Dawn funding commitment after failing to find an exit clause.
It ain’t easy being very green and very rich; Kurri Kurri’s cheap shot at green energy; Campbell Newman claims his first solar scalp; climate talks floored over the choice of a chair; the gigatonne gap is getting wider.
Silex says the mothballed plant to be permanently closed because it can no longer compete against cheap Chinese imports.
The head of AGL Energy defends purchase of Loy Yang A, dismissing talk he is stuck between a brown rock and a green place. He says he remains a strong advocate of renewables and a carbon price, and comments on his rivals’ attacks on the RET, solar, and the lure of brown coal.