COAG Energy Council: Ministers agree to further develop NEG

Australia’s energy ministers have given the go ahead to further develop the National Energy Guarantee (NEG). The decision was made at today’s meeting of the COAG Energy Council, at which Dr Kerry Schott, chair of the Energy Security Board (ESB), presented a detailed proposal for the NEG. The Energy Council agreed the ESB should now […]

States say no to renewable target compromise ahead of Energy Council meeting

Victoria, Queensland and the ACT insist they won’t compromise on their renewable targets as COAG Energy Council members prepare for tomorrow’s meeting. The meeting of state and territory energy ministers, headed by Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, will decide whether the proposed National Energy Guarantee (NEG) proceeds to design stage or not. Victoria’s Energy Minister Lily […]

Aussie-made mobile solar generators get green light from ARENA

Mobile solar generators could replace diesel generators for military operations, disaster relief efforts and even music festivals. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has awarded $289,725 to Canberra’s ECLIPS Engineering to design, manufacture and test its pop-up concept. The Container Roll Out Solar System (CROSS) would make energy accessible to soldiers cut off from supply […]

Port Pirie solar buyers scheme means households to reap rewards

The Port Pirie solar scene will get a boost when households in the South Australian town will get solar power systems and batteries for $19-per-week under a new solar buyers program. Port Pirie Council has announced it is now reviewing tenders for its Community Solar Project. Council has hired Andy Chambers, from Seed Consulting Services, to […]

Horizon Power Solar now available in Karratha, WA

Residents and businesses in Karratha, WA, may soon halve their power bills by installing solar energy systems courtesy of a local energy provider. Horizon Power is piloting a new product in the city of Karratha for residents and small business owners called Horizon Power Solar, which includes solar panels, inverters and batteries. The new Karratha solar […]

Aussies want energy efficiency and lower power bills: YouGov Galaxy Poll

Australians want government to step up and deliver energy efficient policies offering lower power bills for homes and businesses. A YouGov Galaxy survey shows 90 per cent of voters think governments should play a role in reducing power bills. And 88 per cent support government investment in energy efficiency. The poll also revealed strong support […]

Renewable energy zones needed to reduce infrastructure costs: AEMC

A proposal to create renewable energy zones would see new wind, hydro and solar power generators clustered together. The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) is exploring ways to create zones that allow new sustainable generators to connect to the power system at lowest possible cost. An AEMC discussion paper launched this week calls for new […]