There will be a good way and a bad way to manage the roll out of electric vehicles. The latter could lead to uncontrolled rises in energy costs, the former could help reduce energy costs, and save some energy infrastructure from becoming redundant.
Biochar groups dusts off plans to list on ASX; funds begin move on climate; Galaxy may tap into growing EV battery demand.
What are the most exciting cleantech projects in Australia this year? We look at solar energy, algae, electric vehicles, geothermal, wind and wave energy, and take a punt on their prospects.
2012 will be a critical year for cleantech in Australia. Costs for many technologies are falling rapidly, but critical decisions will be made about renewable energy targets and support mechanisms. Here, the heads of Pacific Hydro, GE, Infigen Energy, Better Place, Origin, First Solar, Carnegie Wave, the Grattan Insitute, the CEC and the SEAA share their predictions.
LanzaTech attracts Malaysian investors; GE promotes solar/wind farms, Ceramic sales in Germany, green light for Acciona $400m wind farm
The holiday period produced a series of important reports on cleantech in Australia, including how government authorities got it completely wrong on solar, the anti-wind Coalition, how EVs could save the grid, polemics over the CEFC and Tony Abbott’s Gingrich connection.
The collapse of Eastman Kodak has been one of the most sadly predictable corporate demises in recent memory: A company that had the key to its own future but refused to turn the lock. How many Australian companies will follow the same path?