Fifty years on, the moon landing has a few things in common with Australia’s move from coal to renewable energy. What we lack now is policy and vision.
From record investment to policy chaos – a guide to last year’s biggest renewable trends and milestones that have set the pace for the energy market transformation.
Investment in energy generation does not need new subsidies, but it does need certainty. Yet, a small group of vindictive politicians would prefer to block all action on climate change and get revenge on Malcolm Turnbull, rather than reduce power prices.
It remains unclear how the NEG will ensure the investor confidence required to deliver a strong pipeline of new clean energy projects.
At this time of year, football matters, but in the case of Australia’s energy system, the stakes are much higher and it affects us all.
Australia is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. But despite our natural advantages power prices have more than doubled in a decade.
Last week served as a reminder – as if we needed another one – that climate policy is still a wild ride in Australian politics.
The impact of America’s new President on clean energy in the US and Australia is difficult to predict. But there are a couple of forces even he can’t Trump: physics and economics.
It was disappointing some politicians used a natural disaster to play cheap political games and blame renewable energy for a blackout caused by freak weather.
This week the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) funded 12 cutting-edge solar power projects. It could be the last grant funding it ever makes.