According to the Clean Energy Council (CEC), Australia’s renewable energy sector has doubled its output over the past 12 months, with more than $20 billion of projects now under construction, but the current boom will not last without policy certainty.
A landmark study has shown that gas prices not renewable energy, pushes up the price of electricity and renewable energy has reduced electricity prices by far more than the subsidies paid for it.
Australia is on track to reach 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030, an energy consultancy report reveals, even if new installations of wind and solar energy drop to just a third of the present rate.
Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, has outlined plans to speed development of $2.6 billion worth of transmission capacity to hook up more wind and solar power.
Power network owner AusNet Services has joined with retailer EnergyAustralia to deliver Victoria’s first grid-scale electricity storage project, located at a bottleneck in the transmission grid in north-west Victoria.
Australia’ s conservative Liberal-National government is to provide half the funding for the country’s biggest trial to produce hydrogen using solar and wind energy, which could then be used as a back-up for gas supplies.
Australia’s energy company chiefs have warned the sharply rising levels of rooftop and grid-level solar power will force difficult discussions as Australia reaches a solar peak.
Australia’s conservative Liberal-National government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace base-load coal power.
The Labor opposition’s shadow assistant minister for climate change and energy has said Australia is in a position to replace thermal coal exports with the export of renewable energy technologies if the parliament can settle an energy policy and end a decade of policy chaos.
According to a new analysis the renewable energy construction boom in the southern state of Victoria is on track to create more than 6000 annual jobs.
A surge in renewable energy share has broken another record, with renewable energy last month supplying more than a quarter of the National Electricity Market (NEM).
The Energy Minister in Australia’s conservative Liberal-National federal government, Angus Taylor, has revealed he will not be replacing the Renewable Energy Target (RET) “with anything” after it winds down in 2020.
The Australian Capital Territory’s Labor led government has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to join the United Nations-backed Powering Past Coal Alliance aimed at rapidly phasing out the fossil fuel considered a major contributor to climate change.
The Victorian state Labor Premier Daniel Andrews has revealed his government has signed contracts with six solar and wind farms, which he said would provide renewable power to 640,000 Victorian homes by 2020.
Australia’s federal Labor opposition has warned power prices will rise by hundreds of dollars as a direct result of the conservative Liberal-National federal government scrapping its energy plan.
Australia does not need to quit the Paris climate agreement because our commitments are non-binding, and new coal plants can continue to be constructed, according to the resources minister, Matt Canavan.
According to a new Solar Citizens report Queensland’s planned renewable energy projects could inject $24 billion into the state’s economy and support up to 35,000 jobs if the state Labor government strengthens policy and support for the sector.
Australia’s first commercial installation of printed solar cells, made using specialised semiconducting inks and printed using a conventional reel-to-reel printer, has been installed on a factory roof in Newcastle.
Victorian house owners will be able to install solar panels on their homes for half price under a $1.24 billion scheme announced by the state Labor government.
As part of a push to bring down Australia’s electricity prices the first project in a US$1 billion nationwide renewable energy program has been launched near Whyalla, in South Australia.