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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 […]


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? 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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]


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 | – 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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Survey finds 1 in 8 Australians cannot afford to pay electricity bill – Yahoo!7

A survey of Australian households has found one in eight people cannot afford to pay their electricity bills. The Ernst & Young survey of households in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland showed more than one in 10 people have missed more than three bill payments in the past 12 months. Survey finds 1 in […]


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