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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Australian and China strengthen cooperation on climate change

Australia and China have stressed the importance they attach to the issue of climate change and their willingness to strengthen cooperation to jointly meet the challenge of climate change. During a meeting between Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to the UNFCCC and the Kyoto […]

Australia to aid feasibility study for worlds largest solar city

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that China and Australia have agreed to conduct a feasibility study into building the largest solar city in the world in north-east China. Rudd and Climate Change Minister Penny Wong toured a coal-fired power station in China, and discussed the implications of climate change. Rudd said the development of […]

£700m offshore wind farm to be built in UK waters

UK generator E.ON UK has submitted a planning application for a £700m offshore wind farm located over eight kilometres off the East Yorkshire coast. If built, the 300 MW Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in UK waters. The application is the first for an offshore wind […]