Increased renewable energy and storage crucial to replace Hazelwood
The closure of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station this week acts as a stark reminder of the need to develop a long-term energy strategy to sustain and accelerate investment in renewable energy and energy storage to replace our ageing coal fired generation, the Clean Energy Council said.
30 Mar, 2017
SA blackout report shows how grid can be strengthened
The Australian Energy Market Operator has released its final report into a state-wide blackout in South Australia last year, and the clean energy industry says it highlights how the power system can be strengthened in the future.
29 Mar, 2017
Competitive markets crucial to solar and storage future
The clean energy industry has welcomed a new inquiry into electricity prices announced by the Turnbull Government, which should ensure retail markets are competitive and that consumers looking to manage their own power bills through solar and battery storage are being treated fairly.
27 Mar, 2017
Common sense prevails on battery regulation
Common sense has prevailed after the Queensland Electrical Safety Office (ESO) reversed a recommendation that all home battery units should be installed in a separate external enclosure, the Clean Energy Council said.
21 Mar, 2017
Snowy upgrade welcome, but it’s time to get serious about long-term policy
The Federal Government’s announcement of a feasibility study into the expansion to the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme caught everyone by surprise.
17 Mar, 2017
Snowy Hydro expansion could open the floodgates to the future
Upgrading the iconic Snowy Hydro Scheme could boost the flexibility of Australia’s energy system and help it make the best possible use of our world-leading renewable energy resources, the Clean Energy Council said today.
16 Mar, 2017
Storage and renewables to secure clean and affordable power in South Australia
The South Australian Government has today outlined a strong and detailed strategy to create a 21st century power system that is more resilient and affordable, while making greater use of renewable energy and storage, the Clean Energy Council said today.
14 Mar, 2017
Stable policy and accelerated reform can deliver energy security
Policy uncertainty and the slow pace of reform of an increasingly outdated electricity market are making the energy system more volatile and pushing up power prices, the Clean Energy Council said in its submission to the review of Australia’s energy security.
10 Mar, 2017
Policy circuit-breaker needed for secure and affordable energy system
Finding a way through the ongoing policy quagmire and developing a long-term strategic plan for Australia’s energy future is becoming increasingly urgent to relieve pressure on energy security and power prices, the Clean Energy Council said today.
08 Mar, 2017
Coal hard facts missing in latest energy brawl
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull drew up the 2017 political battlelines on energy policy for at the beginning of this year, declaring that coal is the new clean energy.
07 Mar, 2017
Common sense required in regulation of home storage devices
Heavy-handed regulation of home energy storage devices in some states risks crippling one of the most exciting industries of the future before it gets going, the Clean Energy Council said today.
03 Mar, 2017