There will be a good way and a bad way to manage the roll out of electric vehicles. The latter could lead to uncontrolled rises in energy costs, the former could help reduce energy costs, and save some energy infrastructure from becoming redundant.
Suntech CEO says China may deploy 4GW of solar in 2012, will be cheaper than fossil fuels in half the world.
State owned utility quits Solar Dawn consortium, creating more uncertainty about future of flagships project.
Biochar groups dusts off plans to list on ASX; funds begin move on climate; Galaxy may tap into growing EV battery demand.
What are the most exciting cleantech projects in Australia this year? We look at solar energy, algae, electric vehicles, geothermal, wind and wave energy, and take a punt on their prospects.
Companies betting on business as usual are so wrong. “I don’t think they fully understand how wrong they are.”
2012 will be a critical year for cleantech in Australia. Costs for many technologies are falling rapidly, but critical decisions will be made about renewable energy targets and support mechanisms. Here, the heads of Pacific Hydro, GE, Infigen Energy, Better Place, Origin, First Solar, Carnegie Wave, the Grattan Insitute, the CEC and the SEAA share their predictions.
LanzaTech attracts Malaysian investors; GE promotes solar/wind farms, Ceramic sales in Germany, green light for Acciona $400m wind farm
New studies in the US and Australia question links between wind turbines and physical symptoms.
Algae.Tec completes fund raising, Geodynamics digs again, NZ wind farm canned