Malcolm Turnbull’s views on climate change and renewable energy are clear, but his options may be constrained by party politics. Here are 7 things he could do, from ditching slogans, throwing out dead wood, expressing support for wind power, and key institutions, and re-programming the environment department.
Will Malcolm Turnbull bring his progressive views on climate change and the low-carbon economy with him to the top job? The solar industry is hopeful. Not everyone is.
Malcom Turnbull elected PM, Australia’s first to have driven a Tesla. Don’t expect any instant changes to climate change and clean energy policies, but the market will be reassured.
Victoria introduces new laws to stop energy retailers discriminating against solar households, as both Victoria and Queensland launch inquiries into the “fair price” of solar, and how to encourage battery storage.
As US President Barack Obama embarks on a 10-day “climate tour” of America, and unveils a range of initiatives to encourage consumers to embrace solar and storage, Abbott’s apparent determination to dig Australia’s economy into a fossil fuel lock-down looks increasingly isolated.
The US president seems to realise that the real solar fight is on the ground, and he’s taking American utilities to task.
The Victorian Energy Efficiency Target – a scheme that was to be scrapped under Coalition – has been extended by 2 years, the target boosted by 20%.
Andrews government renewables plan promises to drive new investment in wind farms, reduce network barriers to take-up of rooftop solar and storage.
With the Abbott government sabotaging Australia’s clean energy future, states like Victoria must step up and lead on renewables. Here’s how.
As the Obama Administration honed its historic new climate rules affecting power plants, it began thinking about electricity more broadly.