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Clean energy project investment doubles in 2018 to top record $20 billion
Renewable energy and storage projects adding up to more than $20 billion of investment have now been committed across the country, according to new figures released by the Clean Energy Council today.
11 Dec, 2018
Number of Australian homes with rooftop solar tops 2 million...and counting
The Australian solar industry has achieved another record-breaking milestone, with the number of households now enjoying the benefits of rooftop solar reaching a whopping 2 million.
03 Dec, 2018
Industry releases clean energy policy directives to lock in support from NSW voters
The Victorian election result should be a warning to all political parties that voters expect a strong clean energy policy in the upcoming New South Wales election, the Clean Energy Council said in releasing a package of policy directives today.
30 Nov, 2018
Senior solar executive awarded 2019 Women in Renewables scholarship
The Clean Energy Council is proud to announce its fourth annual Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Scholarship has been awarded to Allison Hawke, Chief Operating Officer at ESCO Pacific.
29 Nov, 2018
Labor Shortens odds with comprehensive energy policy ahead of Federal Election
The clean energy industry welcomed the strong leadership from the Federal Opposition today, following media reports this morning about its comprehensive energy policy which could drive investment up and power prices down.
22 Nov, 2018
Labor announces household battery program
Federal Labor has today announced a Household Battery Program coupled with a strong focus on quality, safety and training to support a target of one million households with batteries by 2025. This is a great announcement for the solar and battery industry.
22 Nov, 2018
Clean energy charges up Victorian economy
The Victorian Government has underlined its commitment to clean energy this month, promising to extend the Victorian Renewable Energy Target to 50 per cent by 2030. We are beginning to see the foundations being laid for long-term stability and the modernisation of the state’s electricity market.
21 Nov, 2018
Accredited Installer Reference Group: call for nominations
The Clean Energy Council Installer Reference Group (IRG) plays a critical role in representing the views of the nearly 6000 accredited installers and provides advice and input on key decisions and issues relating to accredited installers and the rooftop solar industry.
16 Nov, 2018
States take the lead in the absence of sensible national energy policy
While the federal government continues to put ideology ahead of pragmatism, the states are getting on with the job of transforming Australia’s energy sector.
16 Nov, 2018
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