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2015-05-25_08-12-53

Solar farm to move forward on RET compromise | Business Spectator

Solar farm to move forward on RET compromise JOHN CONROY 21 MAY, 12:47 PM CLIMATE ENERGY MARKETS RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLAR ENERGY Solar Choice says its potential 2GW solar farm proposal for Queensland’s Bulli Creek will move ahead after last week’s Renewable Energy Target compromise was struck. Labor has agreed to a government plan to reduce […]

2015-05-25_08-16-06

Coal and home solar the big winners out of deal on renewable energy

The Clean Energy Council says between 30 and 50 new wind and solar projects will be built by the end of the decade and forecasts 6500 jobs will be created in large-scale wind and solar alone, with many of those in rural and regional parts of Australia. This is good news when considered against the situation […]

2015-05-25_07-44-13

Could solar power be about to transform the electricity industry and drive prices down?

Could solar power be about to transform the electricity industry and drive prices down? http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2015/s4240286.htm Australian Broadcasting Corporation  Broadcast: 21/05/2015 Reporter: Matt Peacock A revolution driven by solar panels and cheaper batteries is transforming Australia’s electricity industry and promising to drive power prices down. Transcript LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Imagine life without that dreaded quarterly power […]

2014-09-30_06-59-23

Thanks to solar, Australia has the cheapest electricity in the developed world | Business Spectator

Back in 2012, energy market and regulatory analyst Bruce Mountain broke the bad news that thanks largely to network business gold plating not the carbon price, Australia was about to end up with the most expensive retail electricity prices in the developed world.But while this was happening a revolution was unfolding in the affordability of […]

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Queensland targeting 50% renewable energy by 2030 | Gladstone Observer

MINISTER for Energy and Water Supply Mark Bailey said Queensland is open for business and keen to capitalise on the state’s world class solar resources. Mr Bailey told the Australian Solar Council in Melbourne this week the government had a vision to see projects of the future become a reality – like the Mount Emerald […]

2014-11-13_09-18-55

Queensland farmer carves ‘Go solar’ into his land for G20 leaders | World news | theguardian.com

A Queensland farmer has carved a giant message to G20 leaders in one of his paddocks, telling them to prioritise climate change action.Rob McCreath ploughed “Go solar” on his land after Brisbane airport rejected a billboard calling for climate change to be added to the G20 agenda.   Queensland farmer carves ‘Go solar’ into his land for […]

2014-10-22_09-35-28

Andrew Stoner’s solar shortcut

THE installer who fast-tracked Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner’s solar bonus scheme application is a prominent member of the Nationals.Former Port Macquarie councillor Jamie Harrison admitted last night he had pushed Mr Stoner’s application through in the hours before the scheme’s midnight cut-off on October 27 last year. At the stroke of midnight, the feed-in tariff […]

Students in Australia break electric vehicle world speed record – Clean Tech – Clean Tech | siliconrepublic.com – Ireland’s Technology News Service

Students from the University of New South Wales in Australia have broken the electric vehicle world speed record over 500 kilometres. The institute’s solar racing team – which goes by the name Sunswift – achieved the speed of 106.966 km/h over the distance in its current vehicle, eVe, on a single battery charge. That shatters the […]

2014-10-14_08-06-22

Regional households hit hardest by high electricity bills – ABC Rural (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

People in regional Australia are finding it harder than capital city residents to pay their electricity bills, a consultants’ report shows. The ‘high cost of living is hurting families’ is not just a political catchcry used in the battle to win votes. It’s a reality for a third of all Australians, who reported to an […]

2014-10-13_17-39-18

Scrapping solar scheme helps sell-off: McArdle

Energy Minister Mark McArdle has admitted the removal of the solar bonus scheme from power bills will make energy assets easier to sell. The government plans to privatise the energy market if it wins the next election as part of its “Strong Choices” policy. Since announcing its asset sales plan, the government has slowly announced […]