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Renew Economy post: Out on a limb, or a return to common sense on renewable energy?
Being out on a limb can be a dangerous place to be, particularly in politics. When federal Liberal politician Sarah Henderson stated loudly and proudly that she supports Australia’s Renewable Energy Target, she certainly went against the grain of some of her party colleagues who have been calling for a massive reduction in the target.
05 Aug, 2014
Wind farm planning changes to put Victoria back in the race for renewable energy investment
A Victorian Government decision to allow modest changes to approved wind farms will effectively reduce red tape for business and make the state more attractive to renewable energy investors, the Clean Energy Council said today.
01 Aug, 2014
Clean Energy Council solar award winners recognise best and brightest
The solar industry’s best and brightest were honoured last night at the Clean Energy Council Solar Design and Installation Awards, presented at the ReneSola Australia ATRAA Dinner as part of Clean Energy Week.
25 Jul, 2014
New solar power guide to help consumers shine on
A new solar power guide for consumers produced by the Clean Energy Council takes people through a simple seven-step process to help them select the ideal solar system for their needs.
24 Jul, 2014
Groundbreaking project to create a clean energy grid
The Clean Energy Council will today launch a groundbreaking new project that will work to ‘future proof’ Australia’s energy system and improve the electricity grid to support the growth of clean energy.
23 Jul, 2014
Clean Energy Council award winners outshine rivals at Clean Energy Week
The Doomadgee Solar Farm in far north-west Queensland and the community engagement process for the Boco Rock Wind Farm in New South Wales were the winners of this year’s Clean Energy Council Industry Awards, beating strong competition to outshine their rivals.
22 Jul, 2014
Search for bipartisanship on renewables as Clean Energy Week starts in Sydney
A New South Wales Government Minister has said he wants his state to be the ‘California of Australia’ for renewable energy as part of the opening proceedings for Clean Energy Week’s Policy and Finance Conference.
22 Jul, 2014
Major investors warn politicians on changes to Renewable Energy Target
A group of major local and international investors has warned their existing renewable energy projects may suffer ‘financial distress and the potential for financial failure’ if significant changes are made to the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) as a result of the current review of the policy.
22 Jul, 2014
Gem of a clean energy idea to reduce expensive diesel use
A new project to use solar and wind power in combination with storage and diesel at the town of Coober Pedy in South Australia would enable the community to get about 70 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
15 Jul, 2014
New senators rev up support for renewable energy
The support of key cross-bench senators is a big boost for the majority of Australians who want more renewable energy, the Clean Energy Council said today.
09 Jul, 2014
Clean Energy Week to fire up an industry at the crossroads
Last week Clive Palmer ignited debate on the Renewable Energy Target, this week Federal Government backbenchers weighed in on behalf of aluminium producers, and meanwhile the anti-dumping investigation into solar panels continues – meaning the upcoming Clean Energy Week conference in Sydney is primed to fire up with lively and topical discussion from industry leaders and politicians.
04 Jul, 2014
Clean Energy Council award finalists showcase best in business
A ‘Solar Wikipedia’, a community fun run around a wind farm, a home-grown battery storage unit and a host of best-in-class solar installations are some of the finalists vying for honours in this year’s Clean Energy Council Awards.
27 Jun, 2014
Clive Palmer gives titanic boost to renewable energy industry
The renewable energy industry’s peak body has congratulated Clive Palmer for his strong support of Australia’s Renewable Energy Target today.
25 Jun, 2014
Power of nature keeps renewable energy on target
Some of the strongest hydro generation in recent years and the opening of the largest wind farm in the country lifted renewable energy’s share of Australia’s power generation to over 14 per cent in the 2013 calendar year, according to analysis from a report released today by the Clean Energy Council.
24 Jun, 2014
Australian clean energy industry winding up to mark global celebrations
The wind energy sector stands ready to deliver thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment to the Australian economy if the Renewable Energy Target is left alone to do its job, the Clean Energy Council said to mark Global Wind Day.
15 Jun, 2014