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.
The ACT government has narrowed down the field for its groundbreaking solar auction. But it may choose to award more capacity than planned if it gets an overwhelming number of good offers.
The manager of Australia’s largest renewable energy venture capital fund is poised to announce its first investments, hoping to break the massive hourglass effect between Australia’s R&D and commercialisation. But will the biggest VC opportunities lie in generation technologies, or those that reduce costs for the consumer market?
Australian research hopes to drastically reduce the volume of solar thermal storage, and deliver a significant reduction in costs.