Shepparton Council says solar farm is a potential income stream

Local councillors say a solar farm project under consideration near Shepparton in Victoria could be a source of income. Greater Shepparton City Council says a site south of Mooroopna could become an income stream. The site could potentially produce a minimum of 10 MW of power if developed. It could also be a source of local […]

Value of solar rebate certificates drops $12 in one week

A continuing drop in a government renewable energy ‘rebate’ could affect the future price of solar power system installations. The trading value of Small-scale Technology Certificates (STCs) dropped from $37 to $25 in a few days over the past week. STCs are issued under the Renewable Energy Target (RET) scheme and are traded in an […]

Clean Energy Council launches Women in Renewables Leaders’ Pledge

Better gender diversity across the clean energy industry is the aim of a new initiative from the Clean Energy Council (CEC). The CEC launched its Women in Renewables Leaders’ Pledge this week. The launch was part of the Australian Clean Energy Summit in Sydney. Natalie Collard, who heads the Women in Renewables initiative, said many renewable energy […]

Australian clean energy investment powering ahead

Clean energy investments of more than $2 billion in 2016-2017 signal strong Australian business growth, statistics show. The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has contributed to $11 billion worth of renewable energy projects in its first four years, it was revealed this week. A government-owned Green Bank, the CEFC channels finance into key areas of renewable […]

Local governments leading nation on climate action: report

As federal authorities debate emissions targets, Australian councils and community groups are taking the lead on climate action. That’s according to a new report from the Climate Council: ‘Local Leadership: Tracking Local Government Progress on Climate Change’. The report finds one-in-five local governments across the nation now have 100 per cent renewable energy goals. The report shows Australia’s […]

Bipartisan support urged for national clean energy policy

State and federal politicians called for agreement on a clean energy policy when they met at Sydney’s Clean Energy Summit this week. While finer points are still in contention, it was agreed some form of clean energy action is urgently needed to end current uncertainty. With the federal Renewable Energy Target (RET) finishing in 2020, speakers noted […]

Consumers favour businesses that use renewable energy: ARENA survey

A new report shows Australian business is under-estimating  consumer expectations for renewable energy use. Research undertaken by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) reveals a mismatch between consumer desires and businesses’ uptake of clean energy. More than 90 of Australia’s biggest public and private companies were surveyed in the ground-breaking study conducted by ARENA and […]

Businesses hit by rising energy prices, policy indecision: CEC

The time has come for politicians to put differences aside and peg rising energy prices, a top Clean Energy Council (CEC) representative claims. As the Australian Clean Energy Summit kicked off in Sydney on July 18, CEC Chief Executive Kane Thornton expressed his concerns. “It’s time for politicians to agree on a carefully-designed Clean Energy Target […]

Al Gore backs Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan

Former US vice president Al Gore recently helped launch Victoria’s Renewable Energy Action Plan. The plan will deliver $146 million in funding to speed the state’s transition to a clean economy. Mr Gore was in Australia promoting An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,  the follow-up to the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth. The two films document the […]

Solar Masterclass Series set for All-Energy Australia launch

A unique series of clean energy masterclasses will be staged in Melbourne as part of the All-Energy Australia Exhibition and Conference from 11-12 October 2017. The Clean Energy Council (CEC) is once again partnering with All-Energy Australia to deliver this important event. One of Australia’s most impressive clean and renewable energy exhibitions, it includes the […]