The Greens have complained to the ACCC about the power of gentailers. And, much to their surprise, they have gotten a bite.
The new head of the Clean Energy Council will focus on energy efficiency, distributed generation and community engagement. And he talks about Australia’s place in the renewable world, bipartisan politics (or the lack of), the importance of complementary measures, the influence of large energy companies, BIPV, CCS and nuclear.
Bids for the ACT government’s solar auction close today. Given that similar auctions in California last week delivered average bids of just US8.9c/kWh, the ACT tender could be a game-changer for the Australian energy industry.
Silex Systems finds a site in California to build a 1MW demonstration plant of its unique CPV technology.
Which town is the solar capital of Australia? Which suburbs have the most solar PV? A state-by-state breakdown of who installed what, where and why.
WA utility Horizon Power has become the first in Australia to offer differentiated solar tariffs to customers in varying locations. If energy utilities adopted the same policy in the eastern states, they could defer, or even avoid, costly upgrades to networks.
Tea Party attacks clean-energy conspiracy; carbon slumps again; GGAS canned; Cape Wind’s $7bn merit order effect; T-Boone says yes, Contact says no, to new wind.
Origin taps into Chile’s ambitious clean energy plans, and boosts its pipeline of global hydro-electric projects to nearly $10 billion.
A new portfolio offering from Industry Funds Management is the first to allow investors to hedge their portfolios against carbon risk. Could this be the start of the capital reallocation process?
The launch of a City of Sydney program to build a trigen network of 410MW or more is the first of its kind in Australia, and the first where major users are looking for solutions that do not require further investment in grid infrastructure. In fact, over time, Sydney may not require the grid at all.