Eureka award winners provide a glimpse of what's in store for the future
Can a team of world-beating researchers from an Australian university smash the cost of storing energy down to 10 per cent of what it currently is?
28 Aug, 2015
A tale of two renewable energy targets
Victoria and the ACT were aiming both higher and cleaner last week, with both setting new state-based targets for renewable energy on Friday.
24 Aug, 2015
New report makes recommendations to drive benefits of renewable energy
A new Clean Energy Council-led report reviews electricity market policies and makes recommendations to drive benefits of renewable energy
18 Aug, 2015
Welcome new Approved Solar Retailers
Congratulations to Renew Energy and Ecoelectric, the latest companies to be accepted to the Clean Energy Council's Solar PV Retailer Code of Conduct.
11 Aug, 2015
Hydro Tasmania brings clean, modern energy to Flinders Island
Following its innovative research into combining renewable energy, storage and diesel on King Island, Hydro Tasmania is leading work on a major renewable energy project on Flinders Island in Bass Strait, off the north coast of Tasmania.
05 Aug, 2015
Clean Energy Council appointed to Standards Australia committee
Clean Energy Council Accreditation Manager Sandy Atkins has been appointed co-chair of the Standards Australia EL-042 committee, demonstrating the Clean Energy Council’s strong commitment to safety and standards in the solar and storage sectors.
31 Jul, 2015
Retailer Code of Conduct gets tick of approval from ACCC
The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) today announced that it proposes to approve our additions and amendments to the Solar PV Retailer code of conduct, and to reauthorise the code for five years.
27 Jul, 2015
The ACMA targeting telemarketing activities of solar businesses
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is responsible for the operation of the Do Not Call Register and for ensuring compliance with rules governing telemarketing activities. The Clean Energy Council is working with the ACMA to provide information to solar businesses about compliance with the Do Not Call Register.
24 Jul, 2015
What the accreditation team has been up to in 2014-15
The Clean Energy Council has worked hard over the last year to give installers access to the high quality professional development opportunities and technical support to ensure the best possible standard of solar installations across Australia.
24 Jul, 2015
Tide turning on attitude to renewables at COAG Energy Council
Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton was in Perth last week for the COAG Energy Council meeting, and the message from many stakeholders at the event was clear – our institutions and regulators need to move much more rapidly to keep up with changes in our energy markets.
23 Jul, 2015
Wind industry in a spin over second ACT auction
One thing was obvious to anyone listening to ACT Deputy Chief Minister Simon Corbell at the recent Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney – he is genuine about playing a leadership role in the push towards a cleaner, smarter energy system.
17 Jul, 2015
Major renewable energy projects powering ahead
After 18 months in the deep freeze during which investment plunged some 90 per cent, the large-scale renewable energy sector is starting to show some much-needed signs of life.
06 Jul, 2015
Clean Energy Council forms exciting new partnership with EcoGeneration magazine
The Clean Energy Council has formed a new strategic partnership with EcoGeneration, cementing a long-standing collaboration between two of the leading voices for the clean energy industry.
02 Jul, 2015
$1.1 million solar battery tender for Adelaide
The South Australian Government has released an expression of interest for a $1.1 million battery storage demonstration in government buildings.
30 Jun, 2015
Construction complete on wave power prototype by BioPower Systems
BioPower Systems has finished constructing its prototype wave power unit to be installed off the coast of Port Fairy, Victoria, later this year.
30 Jun, 2015
AEMO releases first report on impacts of battery storage and electric vehicles
The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has released the first 'Emerging Technologies Information Paper', which predicts battery storage will continue to grow - particularly in Victoria and New South Wales.
29 Jun, 2015
Registrations open for All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference 2015
Reed Exhibitions Australia has opened registrations for the All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference, taking place in Melbourne from 7 – 8 October 2015.
26 Jun, 2015
2015 Awards entries raise the bar
Entries for the Clean Energy Council Industry Awards closed last week and there was a fantastic response with a record number of entries.
16 Jun, 2015
Survey helps break down the barriers to grid connections
The Clean Energy Council has released the results of Australia's largest survey of experiences with connecting generators to the grid. The survey was completed last year and captured experiences with grid connection over the two years to mid-2014 across Australia.
15 Jun, 2015
National storage industry survey
First-ever national storage industry survey - have your say
03 Jun, 2015
Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition - coming up next week
Less than one week until the Australian Energy Storage Conference and Exhibition opens
26 May, 2015
ATRAA and PD Day have moved - to All-Energy Australia
The Clean Energy Council's solar conference ATRAA and PD Day have moved to All-Energy Australia.
05 May, 2015
Political and business journalists call out Tony Abbott on Renewable Energy Target
A variety of prominent political and business commentators were forthright in telling the Federal Government last week that it should accept a sensible compromise proposed by Australia's renewable energy industry to get the sector moving again.
14 Apr, 2015
Australian Manufacturing Technology Magazine features renewable energy in April edition
Australian Manufacturing Technology (AMT) Magazine looked at renewable energy and clean technology in the April edition, featuring the Clean Energy Council.
01 Apr, 2015
CEC joins Victorian Premier to get state wind industry back on track
It was a cool and windy day when the Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews, Planning Minister Richard Wynne and Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio travelled to Pacific Hydro’s Challicum Hills Wind Farm last Friday to announce a plan to get the state’s wind industry back on track.
23 Mar, 2015
CEC successfully defeats Optional Firm Access, avoiding potentially damaging electricity market reforms
The CEC's huge efforts to quash a discriminatory and potentially damaging change to the National Electricity Market have paid off, with the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) releasing a draft report today that recommended against implementing 'Optional Firm Access'.
12 Mar, 2015
2014 the global wind industry's biggest year
The Global Wind Energy Council put out its 2014 industry statistics in early February, and the numbers tell a story of global wind industry growth.
11 Feb, 2015