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The changing face of solar accreditation
The history of the Clean Energy Council’s accreditation scheme was outlined in this column in the June edition, but with the increased complexity of the solar industry it also makes sense to go through some of the changes this decade in how the scheme is governed.
18 Sep, 2017
Battery roundtable consensus will drive development of Australian storage industry
The consensus reached by a roundtable of senior industry and government leaders on residential on-site battery storage standards in Australia is an important step in the development of the Australian consumer storage market, the Clean Energy Council said today.
18 Sep, 2017
Women in Renewables Scholarship to support the next generation of energy leaders
The Clean Energy Council is calling for applications from talented women in the renewable energy industry for the 2018 Women in Renewables Scholarship.
14 Sep, 2017
Retreat from Clean Energy Target not the answer
Clean Energy Council Chief Executive Kane Thornton today expressed concern over reports the Turnbull Government is considering stepping away from the Clean Energy Target.
13 Sep, 2017
New energy innovation gives power back to the people
A wave of new energy innovation will give greater control to electricity consumers and provides hope that power price relief for Australia’s homes and businesses is in sight, the Clean Energy Council said today.
07 Sep, 2017
Long-term energy policy essential to underpin new investment
New investment in Australia’s electricity system can keep costs down and improve reliability but bipartisan national energy policy is increasingly urgent, the Clean Energy Council said today.
06 Sep, 2017
SA charges into the future with new battery
Move over Tesla, there’s room for more than one big battery down in South Australia.
29 Aug, 2017
Victorian Renewable Energy Target puts state in pole position for jobs, investment
The Victorian Government’s renewable energy auction announcement today is a major step forward for communities, businesses and the state’s renewable energy industry, the Clean Energy Council said.
23 Aug, 2017
Battery install standard needs to change, not be thrown on scrapheap
Changes to the draft Australian Standard for installing home battery units are essential, but it is also important to ensure appropriate technical standards are in place to ensure consumers are protected, the Clean Energy Council said today.
22 Aug, 2017
Red tape risks killing off home storage industry
The Clean Energy Council is working hard to change proposed new standards for home energy storage, which could stop the promising industry in its tracks before it gets going.
16 Aug, 2017
Changes to listing requirements for PV modules
Manufacturers listing PV modules on the CEC Approved Product List should be aware of some important recent and upcoming changes to PV modules listings.
14 Aug, 2017
South Australia invests in the future with Port Augusta solar thermal project
The Clean Energy Council has welcomed the South Australian Government’s announcement that it will buy the electricity from a 150 MW solar thermal plant in Port Augusta to meet its electricity needs.
14 Aug, 2017
Big opportunity for Concentrated Solar Thermal
Given Australia is one of the sunniest continents on Earth, it’s no surprise the increasing numbers of people have embraced solar power as the costs of the technology have dropped dramatically over the last decade.
11 Aug, 2017
Australian energy sector in crisis
The Australian energy sector is in crisis. After a decade of policy instability, there has been underinvestment in new electricity generation. As ageing electricity generation continues to close, power prices are rising and energy security is at risk.
07 Aug, 2017
Is Australia smart enough to be the lucky country?
Our land of sweeping plains is lucky enough to have some of the best energy resources in the entire world. We’ve got everything: Wind blowing a gale along the Roaring Forties of the southern coastline, sun and surf that make our beaches a tourist draw card. We have so much gas that we’re about to become the world’s biggest exporter, and more coal than we knew what to do with.
27 Jul, 2017