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NSW transmission plan the missing link for state clean energy projects
The clean energy industry says the New South Wales Government’s new Transmission Infrastructure Strategy provides much-needed political leadership which will ultimately lead to cheaper power and maximise access to the state’s exceptional clean energy resources.
13 Nov, 2018
Clean energy industry ready, willing and able to deliver lowest-cost, reliable power for Victoria
The clean energy industry says an election announcement from the Victorian Liberal Party today is an acknowledgement of the important role government can play in providing long-term investor certainty.
12 Nov, 2018
Support for renters to open untapped solar market
Renters, landlords and the solar industry stand to benefit from the commitment that a re-elected Andrews Labor Government will expand the Victorian Solar Homes program to rental properties.
09 Nov, 2018
Victorian Labor targets more clean energy investment and jobs
Extending the Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) to 2030 will provide the certainty the renewable energy industry needs to deliver thousands of new jobs and billions of dollars in investment for the regional economy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
08 Nov, 2018
Top countries making ambitious changes when it comes to renewable energy
While we’re doing pretty well down under on the renewable energy front, we’re still playing catch up with the global leaders, who are putting themselves on the map in the way that they consume and use energy. A number of countries are making bold changes to their energy production mix and significantly reducing their environmental footprints, and this is how they’re getting on with it.
01 Nov, 2018
Clean energy exports ready for lift off
Hydrogen is the simplest element, the most plentiful in the universe. But this common gas is no lightweight. In fact, recent work by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and CSIRO suggests that hydrogen could be the missing element that allows us to develop an export industry for renewable energy to one day rival liquefied natural gas.
31 Oct, 2018
Keeping up with change in a fast-paced industry
My grandfather used to say the difference between a good tradesman and a handyman was that the tradesman could get himself out of the mess that he got himself into. When I started my apprenticeship, my boss used to say that a good sparky always carries electrical tape. But what makes a good solar installer?
31 Oct, 2018
Addressing all parts of the energy trilemma is essential
Ahead of the Council of Australian Governments Energy Council meeting this week, representatives of Australia’s small and large businesses; conservation groups; energy network, supply and services sectors; investors; property sector; and social services sector have together agreed that driving down electricity costs is urgent, and that addressing emissions and reliability are not only critical in their own right but are essential parts of achieving cost reduction.
25 Oct, 2018
New scholarship to develop next generation of female clean energy leaders
The Clean Energy Council has today announced a new scholarship to support the development of the next generation of female leaders in the clean energy industry.
24 Oct, 2018
Investment confidence fragile in face of further policy change
The federal government’s latest energy policy statement has further raised anxiety among investors about the future appetite for clean energy investment in Australia, the industry’s peak body says.
24 Oct, 2018
Walking in the wind
There was something special about the year 1887. Aside from being the year that Giuseppe Verdi premiered his first opera in over 15 years at Italy’s La Scala, it was also the year that the first windmill was built for electricity production in Glasgow, Scotland. Professor James Bluth of Anderson’s College was the person that made wind power a possibility. While he experimented with multiple windmill variations and designs, it is said that his final design powered his Scottish home for 25 years.
18 Oct, 2018
Launch of Business Renewables Centre to accelerate opportunity for corporate Australia
The Clean Energy Council has welcomed the launch of the Business Renewables Centre to further accelerate the booming market for Australian companies procuring their own renewable energy supply, the Clean Energy Council said.
18 Oct, 2018
Quality the driver behind solar success
The solar industry is unique in that it requires people to make a significant upfront investment to have complex electrical equipment installed on the roof of their homes or businesses. This makes installing solar a big decision, as customers need to be sure that their new system is installed correctly and safely so that it provides all the expected long-term benefits of rooftop solar.
16 Oct, 2018
Wind and Large-scale Solar Forums send the call out for speakers
The Clean Energy Council is putting the call out for renewable energy experts to speak at the upcoming Wind Industry Forum and Large-scale Solar Forum, which will take place in March and May 2019 respectively.
10 Oct, 2018
Get up close and personal with renewable energy at Wind Farm Open Day
Ten wind farms will open their gates to the public when the Clean Energy Council celebrates Wind Farm Open Day with the Australian Wind Alliance on Sunday 21 October.
08 Oct, 2018