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.
Most submissions on the CEFC call for a softly, softly approach to financing. But a leading Australian innovator says Australia’s push into clean energy risks being too timid and incremental, and we are now living in a world of exponential changes. PacHydro, meanwhile, suggests the energy market and the Energy White Paper wake up to climate change policies.
CEO of one of America’s largest utilities says distributed solar the biggest game-changer to the energy industry in decades. And why energy politics sucks.
TRUenergy to move soon to meet its 2500MW renewable obligations. Plus, the outlook for RECs, baseload power, the CEFC and emerging energy technologies. And how regulatory changes have cruelled its investment in Cathedral Rocks wind farm.
… and the next big baseload project will likely be PNG hydro. Origin Energy CEO Grant King also discusses the RET, the case for smart meters and the changing nature of the energy retail industry, the flickering prospects of geothermal, and why he said no to Solar Flagships.
Expat Aussie tidal developer Atlantis Resources says its technology could be competitive with onshore wind within five years. And big industrials are diving in.
ACT energy minister says the solar tariff auction could redefine the cost profile of solar in this country, and could eventually be cost free.
One of the principal architects of Germany’s push into renewable energy technologies believes that his country could achieve 100 per cent renewables in its electricity sector by 2030 – and may do it quicker. The rest of the world could follow soon after – at a cost of just $100 trillion, about half the cost of not doing it.
Tindo Solar is about to open Australia’s only solar module manufacturing plant, and take on the Chinese. Are they crazy?
Companies betting on business as usual are so wrong. “I don’t think they fully understand how wrong they are.”