While the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme was defeated in Australia’s Parliament last week, there was no rest for politicians on the weekend as they scrambled to negotiate a decoupling of the Renewable Energy Target legislation contained within the CPRS.
Australia’s Prime Minister and Climate Change Minister have been called upon to commence discussions regarding passing the Renewable Energy Target legislation component of the failed CPRS bill on Monday; which would allow for funding for the Solar Credits program to finally become available.
Solar power supporters and the Australian solar industry have been once again left in the dark after today’s voting down of ETS legislation.
Suntech has been predicted to topple Q-Cells to become the world’s leading producer of crystalline cells for solar panels in 2009.
The ACT Greens will be tabling a bill to make it mandatory for all new houses in the nation’s capital to have solar hot water, heat pump or efficient gas hot water systems.
A report prepared for the Australian Government has warned that coal-fired power plants incorporating carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be one-quarter to one-third more water intensive.
The North Carolina State Senate has moved to ban large wind turbines from the western ridgelines throughout the state.
eSolar, a U.S. solar thermal power company, last week unveiled its 5-megawatt (MW) Sierra SunTower solar power plant; heralding what it says is the beginning of a new era for solar energy in the nation.
Solar panel inventory levels may ease towards the end of 2009 and the market is see the beginning of recovery, according to Navigant Consulting.
An Australian public policy think-tank has urged the NSW Government to consider investing approximately $40 million a year over three years to convert its public primary schools to 100% solar power.