The cleantech rivalry between the US and China will have important implications for energy security, climate change, and trade in the global economy.
An electrifying twist on photosynthesis by Glasgow University scientists promises to lead to a much more productive technique of making biofuel from algae.
Renewables help cut Aust CO2; Europe’s wind-powered hydrogen fuel station; Hill quits Low Carbon Australia; investors issue warning to heavy-emitters.
Panax seeks university help to unlock reasons for poor flow rates in geothermal tests.
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.
CBD Energy announces merger with US solar PV company, but problems emerge in AusChina wind venture.
Mining the ocean for renewable terrawatts; has Melbourne developed the world’s most efficient thin-film solar cells?; revolutionising electric motors; and rooftop solar vs solar rooftops?
Solar rich Kimberley has reaped the rewards of rooftop solar PV. Now it’s time to consider the benefits of community-scale installations.
JinkoSolar sets up in Australia, attracted by grid parity and ‘zero carbon’ plan; prices up, production down for Infigen; Canberra launches $1bn cleantech fund.
The debate around the structure and the purpose of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation will be one of the most critical policy debates of 2012. We summarise some of the more important submissions. Meanwhile, concern about the ability to meet the RET may become a self-fulfilling prophecy.