Industry statement: Long-term bipartisan policy for a strong renewable energy future
Australia has a competitive advantage in renewable energy. Our solar, wind, bioenergy, hydro, ocean and geothermal resources are among the best in the world. And we have world-leading renewable energy research and development, strongly supported by the efforts of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, Clean Energy Finance Corporation, CSIRO and our universities.
27 Oct, 2016
Long-term bipartisan policy crucial to unlock renewable future: Industry roundtable
Leaders of the clean energy industry met this morning with Labor Leader Bill Shorten and Shadow Climate Change and Energy Minister Mark Butler to outline the extraordinary progress of renewable energy and battery storage, and call for bipartisan support to unlock major job and investment benefits.
27 Oct, 2016
Victoria leads the way on recognising value of solar power
The Victorian Government’s plan to reward solar power users for the electricity they provide during critical peak demand events will encourage more home batteries to be installed and recognise the important contribution of solar power to energy security, the Clean Energy Council said today.
26 Oct, 2016
SA blackout caused by voltage collapse following storm wipeout of power lines
Major voltage problems across the South Australian power system following the damage to three transmission lines means a blackout was inevitable no matter what generation was running at the time, according to an updated report from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO).
19 Oct, 2016
United States a study in renewable energy progress
Clean Energy Council Policy Manager Alicia Webb was part of a three-week renewable energy study tour with the US State Department in September.
17 Oct, 2016
Higher standards mean a brighter future for Australian solar
The Clean Energy Council has written to Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg about some new initiatives that continue to improve safety and quality standards across the solar industry.
14 Oct, 2016
Lithium battery forum to light up Sydney on 20 October
With so much interest in home battery storage – particularly after recent blackouts in South Australia and Victoria due to wild weather – a Clean Energy Council workshop in Sydney next week is a timely event to help get you up to speed with the latest on the transport, recycling and warehousing of lithium-ion batteries.
14 Oct, 2016
Political games a distraction on the road to a renewable energy future
A lot has changed since 2010 when Malcolm Turnbull said: "We must move, if we are to effectively combat climate change, to a situation where all – or almost all – of our energy comes from zero or very near-zero emissions sources".
14 Oct, 2016
Sunshine State to cash in on its natural renewable energy advantage
The Queensland Government’s leadership on renewable energy will allow the state to take full advantage of its world-class sunshine and natural resources, the Clean Energy Council said today following the release of a draft expert panel report into its 50 per cent renewable energy target.
12 Oct, 2016
National security review an important step towards 21st century energy system
The COAG Energy Council review into national energy security led by Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel will help to provide some solid foundations for the important reform of our electricity system, the Clean Energy Council said today.
10 Oct, 2016
Stronger, longer energy and climate strategy recipe for investment confidence and system security
State and federal energy ministers need to work towards a strong and comprehensive long-term climate and energy strategy if a robust 21st century energy system is to be a reality, according to a briefing paper released by the Clean Energy Council today for the COAG Energy Council meeting.
07 Oct, 2016
Joint statement - Energy challenges need cooperation
Organisations representing Australia’s energy industry and consumers of all sizes have united in calling for a cooperative and strategic response to Australia’s energy transition and challenges, as Australia’s energy ministers gather in the aftermath of South Australia’s electricity blackout.
06 Oct, 2016
Much still to be learned from South Australian blackout
A preliminary report by the operator of the power network makes it clear that the huge electricity pylons which were taken out by the storm triggered a sequence of extraordinary events that led to the state-wide blackout in South Australia, the Clean Energy Council said today.
05 Oct, 2016
All-Energy Australia to light the way to a cleaner, smarter future
The All-Energy Australia Exhibition & Conference 2016, presented in partnership with the Clean Energy Council, starts in Melbourne today, delivering the latest insights from the nation’s leading experts.
04 Oct, 2016
Award winners provide a shining example of solar industry innovation
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated the winners of the 2016 Solar Design and Installation Awards, which were announced tonight at the ATRAA Dinner as part of the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference.
04 Oct, 2016
Reaction to SA storms shows why Aussies are switching off politics
Yesterday a once-in-50-year storm took out the entire South Australian power system. More than 20 huge electricity pylons were toppled by furious winds in storm supercells at multiple locations across the state, triggering what the electricity system operator calls a “System Black”. The rest of us know it as a blackout.
03 Oct, 2016