A significant majority of Australians believe coal and power lobbies are blocking the development of the renewable energy that is needed to cut electricity bills.
Global wind and solar power developers took 40 years to install their first trillion watts of power generation capacity, and the next trillion may be finished within the next five years.
New reforms designed to allow more Australians to sell their solar power into the grid are being developed by Australia’s energy market rule maker.
According to new modelling a National Energy Guarantee (NEG) with a more ambitious emissions reduction target of 45 per cent by 2030, as proposed by the opposition Labor Party, would lead to power prices falling over the life of the scheme in contrast to the conservative Liberal-National government’s proposal.
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has revealed that global electricity investments exceeded those in oil and gas for the second year running in 2017 due to more spending on grids although renewable energy investment fell after years of growth.
The renewable energy revolution is on an explosive growth path from China to India to Latin America, but it appears to have not yet properly reached the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a regional grouping of 10 countries with a combined population of 640 million people.
The year is 2050. The world is more polluted, unequal, and dangerous than ever. Megacities like New Delhi, Mexico City, and Lagos are suffocated by smog. More than a billion people around the world still lack access to reliable electricity.
Buying renewables makes business sense in Australia—and not just because it saves firms money. Three-quarters of Australians prefer to buy products and services powered by renewables, a report from Climate Council has found.