The Broadbent review into the Clean Energy Finance Corporation recommends a flexible approach to financing. Sees more loans rather than equity investment, flexibility on the targets of the two key investment streams, and suggests that generation projects qualify for inclusion in the RET.
Battery storage developer announces big restructure, and a new CEO, and is seeking a strategic partner after reassessing its growth plans.
The ACT government said response to first solar auction has been overwhelming, with a variety of technologies proposed.
Christine Milne on an economic vision that goes beyond the mining boom, and on why progressive business needs to stand up to likes of ACCI, the BCA and the IAG; her fears that the investment mandate for the Clean Energy Finance Corp may be too conservative, and the fate of this and other key legislation.
German nuclear giants finally embrace solar; Europe opts for super grids, while India punts for no grid at all; NSW leads Conservative fight-back against energy aliens; the great big subsidy battle; the coal industry seeks sympathy by comparing itself to a mass murderer; and a magic paint to protect against smart meter syndrome.
A CSIRO-led project is exploring how solar-powered air conditioners could help network operators “firm” demand and defray costly network upgrades.
NSW calls for RET to be axed, even after IPART says it is making zero contribution to latest recommended price increases.
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.
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.
The Greens have complained to the ACCC about the power of gentailers. And, much to their surprise, they have gotten a bite.