Clean Energy Regulator report shows record 4349MW of large-scale renewables – or 374 new renewable energy power stations – added in 2019-2020 financial year.
Clean Energy Regulator
CER says that rooftop solar installs on track to set new records in 2020, and large-scale market has survived a Covid investment blip.
Concerns of Tony Abbott-style renewable energy witch hunt stoked again with release of terms of reference for federal government review into rooftop solar sector.
Latest Emissions Reduction Fund auction nets 7 million tonnes of emissions abatement, the best result in years, but questions remain around its role in meeting emissions targets.
Push for strict new rooftop solar controls gains new muscle, with the CER adding checks of inverter settings to its inspection program.
Latest data shows Australia on track to add 6.3GW of new renewable energy capacity in 2020, thanks largely to a rooftop solar market that has defied the odds of the Covid-19 pandemic and is headed to a record total of just under 3GW for the year.
CEC warns against repeat of a Tony Abbott-style renewable energy witch hunt as federal Coalition announces a review of Australia’s rooftop solar industry.
The Clean Energy Regulator will look to prevent fraudulent claims of solar installs and carbon offset projects, under new enforcement priorities.
Rooftop solar installations remained strong in Q1 2020, but the effects of Covid-19 expected to hit both small and large renewables projects.
CER welcomes rise in interest in carbon abatement projects, but latest auction results still fall well short of what’s needed to hit 2030 emissions target.