Coal fired power generation in New South Wales has done well in the recent state budget and as a result, the state’s greenhouse gas emissions will continue to climb. In an ironic related story, it seems coal port facilities in Newcastle are being raised a few metres in anticipation of sea rise levels driven by climate change.
The dark days for solar power in Australia will officially end on June 22 according to renewable energy company Energy Matters.
A new study has revealed thatin excess of 3.4 million European jobs are directly related to renewable energy, sustainable transport and energy efficiency related goods and services.
Bye Aerospace, Inc. and Ascent Solar recently announced initial details of a solar power assisted hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle (H-UAV) called the Silent Sentinel.
The upcoming substantial jump in price for electricity in Queensland will help make solar power a more attractive option for homes and businesses; particularly with the new Solar Credits program available to most households throughout Australia, tax breaks and Queensland’s feed in tariff scheme.
Some gang members in Los Angeles are using solar power to turn their lives around in a positive way, through organisations such as the USA’s Homeboy Industries
This week promises to be an important one for renewable energy in Australia, with key pieces of legislation to be negotiated that will not only impact greatly on Australia’s response to dealing with climate change, but also on the future of the Australian solar and wind power industry.
Australian solar power company Energy Matters has been lobbying for a national gross feed in tariff via a petition at FeedInTariff.com.au. The petition is now entering its final days and will be submitted to Greens Senator Christine Milne next week who will table the results in Parliament.
National and peak state-based environment organisations, representing more than 400,000 Australians, will today unite in opposition to Australia’s proposed emissions trading legislation.
The last two days have seen a flurry of activity in the home solar power sector in Australia after the announcement from the Federal Government on Tuesday of the immediate end to the $8,000 SHCP solar rebate and the commencement of the Solar Credits program.