50th solar retailer wins Clean Energy Council approval

The 50th solar company got the Clean Energy Council (CEC) tick of approval this week. The CEC’s Solar Retailer Code of Conduct, designed to protect the rights of consumers, continues to grow in influence across Australia. There are three categories of CEC endorsement that cover individual installers, solar PV retailers and associated clean energy businesses: […]

77 per cent of Australians support Clean Energy Target

More than three-quarters of Australians support Clean Energy Target (CET) policy, a new poll shows. Around 77 per cent of respondents recognise the importance of a CET as recommended in the Finkel Report, the Climate Council poll shows. However, the Federal Government has yet to decide whether to implement a CET. While public support for a CET […]

Victorian solar park secures $133 million contract

Victoria’s planned Bannerton Solar Park is one step closer with the award of a $133 million engineering contract. Sydney-based company UGL has won the lucrative contract to boost the growth of renewable power in Victoria. The park is part of the State Government’s plan to power the tram network in Melbourne with clean energy and […]

Barnaby Joyce’s electorate wants clean energy investment

The majority of voters in Barnaby Joyce’s New England electorate support clean energy investment, a new poll shows. The poll of more than 1,000 voters in the Deputy Prime Minister’s NSW electorate showed voters turning against coal in favour of renewable energy. Constituents taking part in the poll by The Australia Institute, give clean energy […]

Climate Council hits back in Liddell power station debate

The Climate Council has hit back at the Federal Government’s plans to keep the Liddell coal-fired power station open, describing it as “old, dirty and inefficient”. The Council says despite locals, employees and climate experts advising closure, the Government wants to refurbish Liddell. “Built in 1971, the plant is riddled with problems and needs extensive […]

Solar & Tesla Powerpack keep Logan’s water clean

Logan City Council has combined solar power and Tesla Powerpack to clean the city’s water supply. The South-East Queensland council recently installed the first off-grid system powered by Tesla Powerpack products in Australia for any commercial application. The project has already delivered the Logan City Council a capital cost saving of $1.9 million and operational cost […]

Bogie Bulk Buy offers solar power to Strathbogie residents

Strathbogie Shire Council in regional Victoria recently launched a solar power bulk-buy program to help residents beat soaring energy bills. The Council has partnered with not-for-profit organisation Yarra Energy Foundation (YEF) to form ‘Bogie Bulk Buy’. The bulk-buy program will run until 30 June 2018. The decision to launch the program came after many local residents […]

London households will run on green energy by 2030

London households are set to enjoy profitable green energy by 2030, a new report shows. Renewable power generation and solar energy storage will encourage more consumers to leave the grid. According to researchers, this will cause a major disruption to the UK utilities sector. The report is published by the Centre for Climate Finance and […]

Solar power grant for Victoria’s Vietnamese community

Solar power uptake in Victoria’s Vietnamese community is receiving a funding boost. The Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association (AVWA) and the Yarra Energy Foundation will receive a $100,000 State Government grant to buy solar systems. The project will use a Vietnamese language campaign to target 86,000 Vietnamese residents and businesses. It will, therefore, increase uptake of […]