Energy Matters to attend 31st ATRAA conference

Appropriate Technology Retailers Association of Australia (ATRAA) will be holding its 31st conference at the Sebel and Citigate Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia from 31st July to 2nd August 2008. This event represents the only forum where Australian installers, distributors and suppliers of solar energy products and services come together to discuss business. In addition […]

Germany debates future energy supply

Leading German politicians continue to debate the future of the country’s power supply, according to various press reports. Head of the conservative CDU party Chancellor Angela Merkel was quoted in the Sunday newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeinen Sonntagszeitung that the lives of nuclear units should be extended and new coal units should be built to secure power […]

European energy commissioner backs nuclear

European Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs has reiterated his view on the important role nuclear energy can play in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions. In a speech at a European Nuclear Assembly conference in Brussels, Piebalgs says nuclear energy makes an important contribution “to our fight against climate change and our security of energy supply, […]

Bush lines up new climate goal ahead of G8 summit

United States President George W Bush has announced a new national goal his Administration says will stop the growth in US greenhouse gas emissions by 2025. In a speech at the White House, Bush called for the US to “more rapidly slow the growth of power sector greenhouse gas emissions so that they peak within […]

WA, Carnegie wave energy feasibility study approved

The City of Albany in southern Western Australia has approved an exclusive option for diversified clean technology developer Carnegie to carry out a feasibility study into the area’s potential as a CETO Wave Energy Project site, subject to community consultation, the company says. When the feasibility study is finalised, Carnegie will be allowed to enter […]

AEMO Selection Panel recruiting board members

The Ministerial Council on Energy has started the process to recruit the Australian Energy Market Operator board of directors. The AEMO Selection Panel is advertising to recruit the chair, eight non-executive directors and the chief executive officer of AEMO, as part of the Council of Australian Governments initiative to strengthen the governance arrangements in the […]

Climate change predicted to cause more extreme weather

A review of emergency planning and response to this month’s wind storms will further improve the ability of government, industry and the community to deal with such incidents, according to the Victorian Government. More than 420,000 residents across Victoria were left without power at the height of the storms on 2 April 2008, according to […]

Australian Coal Association proposes environment alliance

An alliance between industry, union and environment organisations has called on the Federal Government to establish a National Carbon Capture and Storage Taskforce to combat climate change. The new taskforce, proposed by the Australian Coal Association, the CFMEU, The Climate Institute and WWF, would be charged with developing and implementing a nationally coordinated plan to […]

Energy efficiency project to reduce CO2 by 34,000 tonnes/year

An energy efficiency project in Andhra Pradesh, India is the 1000th project to be registered by the CDM. The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 34,000 tonnes annually. “The CDM has passed another milestone, time to reflect on our success and redouble our efforts to improve and expand the mechanism,” said […]