Archive for July 2014 | Monthly archive page

ABC Four Corners : Solar Power

Newspapers, telecommunications and the entertainment industry have all felt the chill winds of change brought on by new technology. Now science is revolutionising power generation. Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it’s decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia. So why is the Federal […]

Senate defeats carbon tax repeal bills but government will try again | The Australian

THE Abbott government will pursue repeal of the carbon tax after Clive Palmer’s party today helped defeat the legislation in the Senate. Palmer United Party senators today voted with Labor and the Greens to block the tax’s repeal, following a row over PUP amendments to the legislation. However the Coalition said it would reintroduce the […]

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Bloomberg REPORT SEES TRILLIONS GOING TO CLEAN ENERGY AS OFFSHORE WIND GETS BOOST

More than half of electricity generation capacity in Europe will be from renewable energy sources by 2030, and the Asia-Pacific region will spend around $2.5 trillion over the next 16 years on green power technologies like wind, solar and hydro-electric. These are some of the findings from Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s 2030 Market Outlook, released last […]

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Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete | Giles Parkinson | Comment is free | theguardian.com

As early as 2018, solar could be economically viable to power big cities. By 2040 over half of all electricity may be generated in the same place it’s used. Centralised, coal-fired power is over via Solar has won. Even if coal were free to burn, power stations couldn’t compete | Giles Parkinson | Comment is […]

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Qld electricity providers trying to block solar from grid, lobby group says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Australia’s peak solar power body fears Queensland’s electricity companies are trying to put people off installing new solar systems. The Australian Solar Council has criticised moves by Ergon and Energex to encourage new customers to install smaller solar systems that do not feed electricity back into the power grid. Ergon and Energex said the changes, […]