Southern Sydney Region of Councils signs up SunEdison-owned Energy Matters to partner its ‘Our Solar Future’ initiative to make PV and solar hot water more accessible to households and businesses.
Trade, investment and divestment decisions, the province of the markets, will ultimately reshape the energy landscape.
Solar is said to be a rising issue in the Australian electoral landscape, particularly in states where 25% of homes have panels on their roof.
NSW Government to support energy trading trial in Byron Bay that will help break down more barriers to rooftop solar.
NSW Labor wants mandatory tariffs for solar exports, opportunity for households to trade electricity, and a focus on decentralized generation.
Projects in Lismore, Mullumbimby and Coffs Harbour – including solar, mini-hydro and bio-gas – get funding from NSW government.
Despite the potential climate impacts of Keystone XL – and Obama’s veto of the approval bill – it’s not certain the controversial project will not go ahead.
Negotiations over the RET have recommenced, but surely the question must be; What would Malcolm do? It’s clear that Turnbull will not push for a quick return of the carbon price, but he will be happy with a baseline and credit scheme. And he is not scared of green energy.
If Abbott survives in the short term, it’s quite likely he’ll be kicked out later. If the party baulked at execution, the voters would undertake the task.
US president Barack Obama’s 2016 budget proposal ups investment in clean energy and dedicates $4bn to emissions reduction. Meanwhile, in Australia…