Community spirit drives ACCIONA forward
ACCIONA’s Mount Gellibrand Wind Farm highlights the importance of community engagement when developing a renewable energy project.
16 Nov, 2017
Energy independence a major opportunity for Queensland
Australia’s renewable energy industry has released its policy priorities ahead of the Queensland election, providing guidance to all parties to help the state continue shining at the end of November.
16 Nov, 2017
Sunshine State shining brightly for renewable energy as election nears
The Queensland Government’s election pledge for new renewable energy and energy storage funding on the weekend will further build on its strong record of encouraging clean energy jobs and investment in the state, Australia’s renewable energy industry said today.
13 Nov, 2017
Canadian Solar shows how renewables can create a brighter future for regional communities
Three solar projects currently being built in rural Queensland highlight the fantastic benefits that renewable energy can bring to regional communities.
01 Nov, 2017
National Energy Guarantee no guarantee for renewable energy industry
Big questions remain over the ability of the Federal Government’s new National Energy Guarantee (NEG) to deliver the confidence required for new investment in clean energy, the Clean Energy Council says in a new position paper on the policy.
31 Oct, 2017
Strong renewables growth reflected in Clean Energy Council's growing member base
The renewable energy industry’s record growth in 2017 continues as the Clean Energy Council welcomes its 100th corporate level member.
30 Oct, 2017
Letter to the AFR – Clean Energy Council does not endorse National Energy Guarantee
The Clean Energy Council does not endorse the Federal Government’s proposed National Energy Guarantee as was reported this week (“Labor states leave door open to NEG”, October 25).
25 Oct, 2017
We can do better than using engineers for community relations. This is why.
When a wind farm or some other kind of project is being built, I have watched a lot of engineers and technical people try to solve community issues by responding directly to exactly the point that is being raised by a community member. Some senior technical expert will say something like: “What they’re saying isn’t right. We need to get ‘the facts’ out there.”
24 Oct, 2017
National Energy Guarantee raises more questions than it answers
As the dust settles on last week's proposal for a National Energy Guarantee (NEG), it is clear that there are many more questions than answers at this stage.
24 Oct, 2017
Victorian Government hits the mark for jobs and investment with renewable energy target
The Clean Energy Council has congratulated the Victorian Government on successfully introducing its state renewable energy target in Parliament today, a policy which will provide major regional job and economic opportunities.
20 Oct, 2017
Genex Power's renewable energy hub the gold standard for innovative renewable energy projects
Located 270 km north-west of Townsville, Kidston was once home to the largest open-cut gold mine in Australia. The mine’s closure in 2001 decimated the small town’s population, but Genex’s renewable energy hub promises to bring much-needed jobs to the region.
19 Oct, 2017
In case of fire: a real life experience at a wind farm site
All wind farms are required to have detailed plans in place to deal with natural disasters and other emergencies. Yet while drills and scenarios help teams to prepare for the real thing, there really is no better way to test out an emergency management plan than dealing with a real incident.
18 Oct, 2017
Government blows golden opportunity by walking away from Clean Energy Target
The Federal Government’s decision to walk away from a Clean Energy Target (CET) is likely to result in a substantial slowdown in new clean energy investment, meaning power prices will keep rising and voters will continue switching off, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Oct, 2017
Award winners light the way for booming solar industry
The Clean Energy Council congratulates the winners of the 2017 Solar Design and Installation Awards, which were announced yesterday at the All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference in Melbourne.
12 Oct, 2017
Record year for renewables charges on
Another wave of large-scale renewable energy projects is resulting in record levels of investment in renewable energy in Australia, according to industry peak body the Clean Energy Council.
05 Oct, 2017