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Power prices set to rise without coherent federal energy policy
The clean energy industry says the Federal Government’s decision to abandon the National Energy Guarantee – and walk away from any attempt to deliver an effective energy and climate policy – will chill investment in new power generation and further increase power prices for consumers.
10 Sep, 2018
Australian farmers making the move to renewables
Farmers are constantly looking for ways to do things better. The innovative ways some of our primary producers are making use of renewable energy means that growing our food and raising our animals will become both cheaper and cleaner, ensuring Australia remains a global leader in agriculture. Clean energy is helping to pave the way for more independence and prosperity for our farmers long into the future. Advances in technology mean that we can do everything we could before, and in some cases, a bit extra – and the only thing we have to give up is the pollution.
05 Sep, 2018
States leading the energy transition
With long-term energy policy uncertain at the federal level, it’s the state and territory governments that are leading the way in Australia’s energy sector.
27 Aug, 2018
Victorian Government gives solar power to the people
The solar industry has welcomed a new program announced by the Victorian Government to provide power bill relief for households through new solar power systems.
19 Aug, 2018
Further refinement needed on National Energy Guarantee, but progress important
The clean energy industry has called for further negotiation and refinement on critical elements of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) but welcomed further progress on the policy and the release of the draft legislation.
15 Aug, 2018
Why is the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme important to the Australian solar industry?
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recent recommendation to abolish the Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme (SRES) overlooks some of the key reasons why the scheme is so important to the Australian solar industry. This article takes a closer look at some of those reasons and outlines why abolishing the SRES would be detrimental to solar in Australia.
15 Aug, 2018
Wind Farm Open Day to showcase Australia’s growing renewable energy industry
On Sunday 21 October, wind farms around Australia will be throwing open their gates to the public for a range of fun and informative open day events.
15 Aug, 2018
When off grid is not grid replacement
With the availability, range and configuration of energy storage options expanding massively in recent years, installers now have a huge variety of options at their disposal to meet the needs of customers.
10 Aug, 2018
Genuine negotiation and cool heads essential to end energy wars
Today’s agreement to continue negotiating the policy framework of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a sensible step forward that recognises the broad support for the policy but also the critical need to address some final design issues, the clean energy industry said.
10 Aug, 2018
NEG car is worth buying, even if tyres need pumping up
Imagine buying a new car, only to find the tyres are flat. The National Energy Guarantee (NEG) is a policy with much potential, but the target of 26 per cent emissions reduction for the electricity sector by 2030 is essentially useless. The boom in renewable energy under way between now and 2020 means the target will be met just as the policy starts. If the NEG is going to drive the new investment in energy that is crucial to lowering power prices, the target needs pumping up.
09 Aug, 2018
National Energy Guarantee Framework can work – if we pump up the target
The COAG Energy Council should continue to progress the design architecture of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) at this Friday’s meeting, but the clean energy industry says the Commonwealth needs to pump up the proposed emissions reduction target if it is serious about reducing power prices.
08 Aug, 2018
Clean Energy Awards highlight innovative and engaging projects in regional Australia
The winners of the 2018 Clean Energy Council Awards shine the spotlight on the innovative and engaging projects which are putting regional Australia at the forefront of a technology revolution, along with a pioneer of the solar industry.
01 Aug, 2018
Renewables industry rides wave of confidence, but concern remains about long-term policy
A new survey of CEOs and executives across the renewable energy industry has found strong confidence in short-term investments but concern about policy uncertainty for the future, the Clean Energy Council’s Chief Executive Kane Thornton said when launching the Australian Clean Energy Summit (ACES) at the ICC in Sydney today.
31 Jul, 2018
New charter puts communities at centre of renewable energy developments
Thirty-seven major businesses will officially sign on to a new best practice charter for renewable energy developments at the Australian Clean Energy Summit today.
31 Jul, 2018
NEG architecture now, serious emissions target next
The Clean Energy Council has called on the COAG Energy Council to continue the detailed design and implementation of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) policy architecture at its 10 August meeting, but continues to warn that the proposed emissions reduction target remains too low to encourage sufficient new investment in energy generation.
25 Jul, 2018