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Common sense prevails on battery regulation
Common sense has prevailed after the Queensland Electrical Safety Office (ESO) reversed a recommendation that all home battery units should be installed in a separate external enclosure, the Clean Energy Council said.
21 Mar, 2017
New Large-scale Solar Industry Forum to shine a light on technical excellence
A new solar forum hosted by the Clean Energy Council in Brisbane will give engineers and technical specialists access to insights from leading experts in the field, at a time when billions of dollars are being invested in large-scale solar across the country.
17 Mar, 2017
Snowy upgrade welcome, but it’s time to get serious about long-term policy
The Federal Government’s announcement of a feasibility study into the expansion to the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme caught everyone by surprise.
17 Mar, 2017
Snowy Hydro expansion could open the floodgates to the future
Upgrading the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme could boost the flexibility of Australia’s energy system and help it make the best possible use of our world-leading renewable energy resources, the Clean Energy Council said today.
16 Mar, 2017
Storage and renewables to secure clean and affordable power in South Australia
The South Australian Government has today outlined a strong and detailed strategy to create a 21st century power system that is more resilient and affordable, while making greater use of renewable energy and storage, the Clean Energy Council said today.
14 Mar, 2017
Stable policy and accelerated reform can deliver energy security
Policy uncertainty and the slow pace of reform of an increasingly outdated electricity market are making the energy system more volatile and pushing up power prices, the Clean Energy Council said in its submission to the review of Australia’s energy security.
10 Mar, 2017
Policy circuit-breaker needed for secure and affordable energy system
Finding a way through the ongoing policy quagmire and developing a long-term strategic plan for Australia’s energy future is becoming increasingly urgent to relieve pressure on energy security and power prices, the Clean Energy Council said today.
08 Mar, 2017
Coal hard facts missing in latest energy brawl
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull drew up the 2017 political battlelines on energy policy for at the beginning of this year, declaring that coal is the new clean energy.
07 Mar, 2017
Common sense required in regulation of home storage devices
Heavy-handed regulation of home energy storage devices in some states risks crippling one of the most exciting industries of the future before it gets going, the Clean Energy Council said today.
03 Mar, 2017
No half measures as Shorten re-commits to renewables
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has locked in federal Labor’s commitment to 50 per cent renewable energy for Australia by 2030 at an event in Sydney today.
23 Feb, 2017
Jobs, investment and energy security at risk if political circus continues
Australia’s politicians need to remain focused on the goal of replacing old coal power plants with renewable energy at the lowest possible cost rather than becoming obsessed with ruling particular policies in or out, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Feb, 2017
Back to the Future with “clean coal”
“Clean coal” was once a marketing term introduced by the coal industry to refer to carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. But with CCS still expensive and with questionable viability, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Government Ministers this month expanded the definition to include new coal plants with a slightly lower emissions profile than the ones built decades ago.
15 Feb, 2017
Energy Storage Leadership Series kicks off in Melbourne
Speakers from Tesla and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) will head up the first event of the Australian Energy Storage Leadership Series in Melbourne next week, lifting the lid on the state of play for the hotly-anticipated storage revolution.
15 Feb, 2017
Joint statement: No room for partisan politics in energy
Representatives of Australian communities, including civil society, households, workers, investors, business energy users and energy suppliers today challenged all political leaders to stop partisan antics and work together to reform Australia’s energy systems and markets to deliver the reliable, affordable and clean energy that is critical to wellbeing, employment and prosperity.
13 Feb, 2017
New renewable energy projects point to biggest year for industry since Snowy Hydro
More than 20 major renewable energy projects are already under construction or will start this year, delivering an unprecedented program of works which will create almost 3000 direct jobs and generate more than $5 billion of investment, according to new analysis from the Clean Energy Council released today.
11 Feb, 2017