Late last week, the Clean Energy Council, Australia’s national clean energy industry peak body, published a submission to the federal government underlining the concept of energy efficiency as being the cheapest path to a low carbon economy.
According to figures released by ETSA Utilities to the Adelaide Advertiser, residential installations of grid connect solar power systems has more than doubled over the last year.
While Japan has been firmly entrenched as the leading country for photovoltaic cell production for many years, the last 12 months has seen a major reshuffle, with some well established solar panel companies being ousted from the top 10 and 4 Asian companies now being among the major players.
Community groups throughout Australia are switching on to the solar revolution by co-ordinating projects to help local residents install grid connect solar energy systems. These installations helps residents to substantially reduce carbon emissions and save money on electricity consumption.
The world’s largest solar energy event – the ASES National Solar Tour is about to kick off in the USA and is expected to attract over 150,000 people this year. Is it time for Australia to host such an event?
The Clean Energy Council, of which Energy Matters is an active member, appeared before the Australian Senate Environment Committee on Tuesday to lobby for the implementation of a national gross feed-in tariff (FIT). The inquiry hearing occurred over two days with an overwhelming majority of representatives confirming their preference for a gross national feed-in tariff.
While many politicians in the USA are focused on the topic of offshore drilling for oil in the lead up to the next election; a far better and more environmentally option has emerged for offshore energy related activities – installing wind turbines
Energy Matters has launched the first in a series of interactive video surveys to gauge the Australian public’s attitudes towards renewable energy issues
Regardless of who is in power after post-election negotiations in Western Australia, the people of WA will be able to hold to task either party on the topic of gross feed in tariffs
Dr. Solar answers a question about how net feed in tariffs work in relation to grid connect solar power systems