Australia’s Environment Minister, Peter Garrett. announced on Friday the launch date and further details of a green loans program designed to assist Australian families in making their homes more energy and water efficient.
Suntech announced recently that the company has joined PV Cycle; a European association establishing a voluntary take-back and recycling program for solar panels.
Hundreds gathered outside Victoria’s Parliament House in Melbourne yesterday to voice their dissatisfaction at draft solar power feed-in tariff laws they say will do nothing to for jobs or the environment.
The Blyth Cinema in South Australia was filled to capacity for a recent solar power information session hosted by the Blyth Development Board. Speaking at the meeting were Troy Harris and Colin Lord of national solar power company Energy Matters.
Researchers have developed sensors and software to continuously monitor forces exerted on wind turbine blades, a step toward improving efficiency by adjusting for rapidly changing wind conditions.
The 202 MW Peñascal wind farm in Texas, operated by the Spanish firm Iberdrola Renewables, has found a way to protect migrating birds at times of peak activity.
The Australian Government has repackaged its Carbon Pollution Reduction scheme to try and win support for the controversial program that has been heavily opposed by both green groups and industry.
A rally to protest Victoria’s draft feed in tariff legislation in its current form will be held at 1.00pm, Wednesday 6th May on the steps of Parliament House, in Spring St Melbourne.
While solar power and wind energy are overwhelmingly green by general comparison when it comes to power generation, considerable amounts of water are also needed for the most (currently) cost-efficient type of large-scale solar farms
While still considerably more expensive than CFL bulbs, LED lighting offer some advantages over CFL; particularly for solar power system owners.