AMA statement on wind power should reassure communities
A public statement on wind farms and health released by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) this week should provide additional peace of mind for communities living in the vicinity of existing or proposed wind power projects, the Clean Energy Council said today.
19 Mar, 2014
Cutting Victorian energy efficiency scheme would hit vulnerable households and jobs
Claims that axing the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) would provide significant price relief on household electricity bills are both wrong and short-sighted, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Mar, 2014
Seismic shift will rein in costs, give consumers more power: CEC paper
Already more than two million Australians have voted to take control of their energy costs and are driving a more competitive, productive, and open energy market, according to a paper produced for this week’s Australian Davos Connection Forum on National Infrastructure by Clean Energy Council Chief Executive David Green.
14 Mar, 2014
Queensland Government should act to protect consumers from solar cuts
The Queensland Government should act to protect solar power consumers who could be negatively impacted by its decision to cut support to the state's solar power scheme, the Clean Energy Council said today.
06 Mar, 2014
Industry welcomes pledge on Renewable Energy Target from Will Hodgman
A weekend pledge by Tasmanian Liberal Leader Will Hodgman to lobby for retaining Australia's Renewable Energy Target in its current form if elected as the state's Premier was extremely welcome, the Clean Energy Council's Chief Executive David Green said today.
04 Mar, 2014
ACT set to become shining light for community solar power
The ACT is set to become a shining light for community solar power, thanks to the Canberra Community Solar initiative announced today by the ACT Government, according to the Clean Energy Council.
28 Feb, 2014
Draft report finds no reliable link between wind farms and health effects
The release of the draft position statement on wind farms and health from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) today was an important step in reassuring communities living near wind farms that their health is not at risk, according to the Clean Energy Council.
24 Feb, 2014
Opinion: Critics of Renewable Energy Target policy in denial
One of the most memorable lines in the iconic Australian movie The Castle is when lawyer Denis Denuto argues in court that 'It's just the vibe of the thing'. It's what you fall back on when you've run out of facts to prove your case.
21 Feb, 2014
Renewable Energy Target review: bring it on
The renewable energy industry today welcomed the start of the Federal Government’s review of the Renewable Energy Target, saying the scheme’s low cost and massive benefits could now be decisively demonstrated and critics’ misleading claims debunked.
17 Feb, 2014
Trina Solar to energise Clean Energy Week 2014 as major sponsor
The Clean Energy Council announced today that Trina Solar, one of the world’s leading solar PV companies, has signed on as the major sponsor of Australia’s premier renewable energy and energy efficiency industry event, Clean Energy Week 2014.
17 Feb, 2014
Ceres Wind Farm approval underlines importance of Renewable Energy Target
The approval of Senvion Australia's $1.5 billion Ceres Wind Farm demonstrates how the national Renewable Energy Target and supportive government policy can work together to generate major economic benefits, the Clean Energy Council said today.
13 Feb, 2014
ACCI blows it on renewables
The Clean Energy Council has challenged the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) to explain its calculations after the group appeared to over-estimate the cost of renewable energy by billions of dollars in a media release late yesterday afternoon.
13 Feb, 2014
Australian Government commits to new boost for clean energy
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's welcome commitment to Australia being 'open for business' has been clearly demonstrated on the world stage, through Australia's leadership in a new international agreement to bring down the costs of a range of clean energy technologies, the Clean Energy Council said today.
27 Jan, 2014
Opinion: Renewables can take the heat
Last week, Victoria experienced the longest period of plus-40 degree temperatures for more than a century, while Adelaide briefly enjoyed the dubious honour of being the hottest city on the planet. Lots of people went to the beach or the local pool. Everyone who had an air conditioner turned it on, or took refuge at the office, the movies or the local shopping centre.
21 Jan, 2014
Victorian Senator's heat directed at wrong target
Senator John Madigan's concern for people who have lost power in the recent heatwave is admirable, but he is directing his anger at the wrong target, the Clean Energy Council said today.
17 Jan, 2014