Solar farm deal reflects growing interest in Aussie renewables
Origin Energy has agreed to buy the electricity produced by the Moree Solar Farm in northern New South Wales for a 15-year period, showing that confidence is beginning to return to the Australian renewable energy industry.
31 Mar, 2016
Two steps forward, one step back for clean energy innovation
The Federal Government’s move to keep the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and establish a new Clean Energy Innovation Fund is a welcome step forward, but comes at the expense of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) ability to provide capital grants for innovative new clean energy projects into the future, the Clean Energy Council said today.
23 Mar, 2016
South Australia primed for renewable energy future
The rise and rise of renewable energy in South Australia continues, and with a little strategic planning the state will eventually be able to power itself using clean energy and then sell the rest to other states.
18 Mar, 2016
Blue skies on the road ahead for renewable energy
The Clean Energy Council says the road ahead for the renewable energy industry is looking much better than the view in the rear vision mirror, as job figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics reflect a tough period for the industry.
15 Mar, 2016
Industry tightens screws on solar panel safety
The renewable energy industry’s peak body has introduced new initiatives that will substantially lift the bar on the quality of solar power products sold in Australia.
11 Mar, 2016
Victoria plugs in to clean energy popularity
The Clean Energy Council has welcomed changes that will make it faster and easier for homes with solar panels to connect to the power grid in Victoria.
09 Mar, 2016
Clean energy scholarship awarded to fast track women on boards
In celebration of International Women’s Day, the Clean Energy Council today announced the recipient of the inaugural Developing Women Directors Scholarship, which aims to improve the gender balance in leadership and board positions across the renewable energy sector.
08 Mar, 2016
New wind resource map now available thanks to AREMI project
It is now possible to view the wind resource for any place in Australia, thanks to the addition of a brand new map to the Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) project.
07 Mar, 2016
Clean Energy Summit registrations and award nominations now open
Nominations for the 2016 Clean Energy Council Awards are now open, along with registrations for the two-day Australian Clean Energy Summit, which will take place in Sydney at the end of July.
04 Mar, 2016
Blueprint to unlock battery storage revolution
A collaborative partnership between the home battery storage sector and governments across the country would drive down costs and accelerate the benefits available to consumers, according to a new policy paper released today by the Clean Energy Council.
03 Mar, 2016
Chief Scientist's big dreams of an Electric Planet
The link between science and innovation, and the dream of an Electric Planet were some of the things on the mind of Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel when he appeared at the National Press Club today.
02 Mar, 2016
Clean Energy Council provides vital spark for New Zealand electricity forum
Australia’s energy system is changing, and the implications of the move towards renewable energy was high on the agenda when the CEC’s Network Specialist Tom Butler presented the opening session today at New Zealand Downstream 2016, the annual strategic forum for the country’s energy industry.
02 Mar, 2016
Big solar heating up in Australia
Big solar’s big year continued today, with news that the Moree Solar Farm in northern New South Wales is now pumping clean energy into the power grid.
01 Mar, 2016