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 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.
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 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.
The Thailand Board of Investment has announced new investment packages and privileges for electric vehicle (EV) companies to establish operations in the Eastern Economic Corridor.
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.
A Chinese energy official has revealed in an interview with state news agency Xinhua that China’s decision to curb solar power capacity growth and cut subsidies will help the sector focus on quality rather than quantity and ease the financial burden on the government.
No sooner than all of the huge exhibition stands at SNEC 2018 were dismantled last Thursday, China’s regulatory organisations overseeing the solar industry, instigated new policies Friday that could have a similar effect on the utility-scale and distributed generation (DG) markets in the country.
This report, prepared jointly by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), identifies key barriers and highlights policy options to boost renewable energy deployment.
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