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Finkel review progress welcome but certainty is crucial for new investment
The Coalition party room’s approval yesterday of 49 recommendations from the Chief Scientist’s review of Australia’s energy security will ensure clean energy is better integrated into the power system, but bipartisan support for a Clean Energy Target remains essential to drive new investment in electricity generation, the clean energy industry’s peak body said.
21 Jun, 2017
The energy policy circus is back in town
Australia is facing an energy crisis and both energy customers and investors have taken a front row seat to ensure the greatest balancing act in this country – enduring energy policy – finally gets landed. This is a one-time-only opportunity to get it right and, if we fall off the high wire this time, the consequences will be disastrous. The energy policy circus is back in town.
14 Jun, 2017
Time for cool heads to fix energy crisis: Renewable energy industry
The release later today of the final report of the Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel into Australia’s energy security presents a unique opportunity for Australia to end the current energy crisis, the clean energy industry’s peak body said today.
09 Jun, 2017
Political leaders must turn Finkel blueprint into energy roadmap
The clean energy industry has welcomed the release of the final report from the Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel into Australia’s energy security and is calling on political leadership to finally end the energy crisis, the industry’s peak body said today.
09 Jun, 2017
Not settling for half (hour) measures on energy
It’s time the energy market transitioned to a five-minute settlement period that better supports transformation of our energy system by recognising the value of new technologies like renewable energy and energy storage.
08 Jun, 2017
We all have a stake in moving forward with the Finkel Review
The energy industry, its customers and other stakeholders agree: the imminent Finkel Review deserves full and fair consideration before governments take decisions that will have major implications for the security, reliability and affordability of Australia’s electricity system.
07 Jun, 2017
Queensland leadership to spark new electricity supply and lower prices
The Queensland Government’s announcement of a range of policy measures and its commitment to a 50 per cent target for renewable energy by 2030 means new investment in power generation, jobs in regional centres and lower power prices, the Clean Energy Council said today.
05 Jun, 2017
Solar awards open to recognise Australia's most inventive installers
The Clean Energy Council encourages solar designers and installers to submit their entries for the 2017 Solar Design and Installation Awards, Australia’s leading accolades celebrating the technical excellence of the hard-working men and women across the industry.
01 Jun, 2017
Record year for renewable energy as costs fall and hydro returns to form
A record share of Australia’s electricity came from renewable energy in 2016, largely thanks to improved rainfall in key hydro catchments and a series of new wind and solar projects, according to a new report released today by the Clean Energy Council.
30 May, 2017
Smart reform the key to unlock energy storage revolution
Targeted reform of Australia’s outdated electricity market – rather than long-term public funding – is the key to unlocking the full benefits from energy storage technology as the country shifts to renewable energy, according to a policy paper released today by the industry’s peak body.
22 May, 2017
New projects show that renewable energy industry is flying
The speed with which the renewable energy industry has fired up to meet the national 2020 Renewable Energy Target (RET) almost makes Usain Bolt look tame by comparison.
18 May, 2017
Managing frequency in a modern electricity system
The electricity grid is changing as we use more renewable energy like wind and solar power and less conventional generation such as coal and gas.
18 May, 2017
ARENA's Un-Dirty Dozen to triple utility solar in Australia
All 12 projects selected in the Federal Government’s large-scale solar funding round will go to construction after successfully securing finance, the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) announced this week.
18 May, 2017
Changes to power system needed to allow renewables to help with system security
Changes to the way the power system is managed would allow renewable energy such as wind turbines and solar power inverters to assist the grid in withstanding shocks and contributing to Australia’s energy security, the Clean Energy Council said following the launch of a new webpage and briefing paper today.
18 May, 2017
Inaugural Large-Scale Solar Industry Forum an overwhelming success
The Clean Energy Council held its inaugural Large-scale Solar Industry Forum in Brisbane on 11 May.
17 May, 2017