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Image for the news item: Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

Australia positioned to be renewable energy superpower

The old joke says the questions in economics exams don't change from year to year, but the answers do. Welcome to the economics...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy the only source of new capacity despite blowback

Renewable energy the only source of new capacity despite blowback

An odd quirk of renewable energy in Australia is that the bulk of our rooftop solar panels are pointed in the wrong direction.

Image for the news item: Three renewable energy auctions to look out for

Three renewable energy auctions to look out for

Three countries provided details of upcoming auctions for renewable energy last week. The French Environment and Energy Ministry...

Image for the news item: Australia's coal power plan twice as costly as renewables route, report finds

Australia's coal power plan twice as costly as renewables route, report finds

Researcher says new coal plants aimed at reducing emissions would cost $62b, while the cost using renewables would be $24-$34bn

Image for the news item: IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

IEEFA Report: Three Timely Takeaways on 2016 Global Energy Transformation

New report identifies an acceleration to renewables, faster-than-expected shifts regionally and nationally, and growing risk...

Image for the news item: IEA tips Australian renewables to reach 27 GW / 54TWh by 2021

IEA tips Australian renewables to reach 27 GW / 54TWh by 2021

The International Energy Council has flagged that uncertainty about renewable energy policy threatens to hold back Australia’s...

Image for the news item: IRENA Report - Renewable Energy in Cities

IRENA Report - Renewable Energy in Cities

The transition to renewables cuts across the entire urban energy landscape, from buildings to transport, to industry and...

Image for the news item: GreenPower Program moves with the times by launching new GreenPower Connect product

GreenPower Program moves with the times by launching new GreenPower Connect product

In an exciting development for organisations looking to directly support new renewable energy projects in Australia, the...

Image for the news item: Renewable Energy blueprint to unleash a 21st century energy system

Renewable Energy blueprint to unleash a 21st century energy system

A comprehensive blueprint released today by the clean energy industry’s peak body details the policy levers necessary to...

Image for the news item: Canberra at the centre of a renewable energy superpower

Canberra at the centre of a renewable energy superpower

A climate change think-tank's report says Australia is on the forefront of a renewable energy era and forecasts the nation...

Image for the news item: Power plan maps out route to follow for 100% renewable energy future

Power plan maps out route to follow for 100% renewable energy future

A plan to transform Australia’s energy use to 100% renewables was published by GetUp! and SolarCitizens on Tuesday after...

Image for the news item: Paris UN Climate Conference 2015: Clean energy is set to double

Paris UN Climate Conference 2015: Clean energy is set to double

Climate agreement or no climate agreement, countries across the globe have now recognised the potential of clean energy to...

Image for the news item: Greens propose new $500m renewable energy body

Greens propose new $500m renewable energy body

A new $500 million government authority would deliver a 15-year pipeline of clean energy projects through a combination of...

Image for the news item: Peak coal: Consumption falls as major economies look to renewables

Peak coal: Consumption falls as major economies look to renewables

Peak coal may have already been reached. A new report released overnight says that the use of thermal coal in power generation...

Image for the news item: Making the most of big grids

Making the most of big grids

Australia’s biggest electricity grids – that's all the poles, wires meters and big power infrastructure like switchyards...

Image for the news item: Corbell, Milne, Hewson named as Australian solar ambassadors

Corbell, Milne, Hewson named as Australian solar ambassadors

The ACT’s out-going environment minister – and architect of the Capital’s nation-leading renewable energy policy –...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy technology offers big savings for Canberra's newest suburbs

Renewable energy technology offers big savings for Canberra's newest suburbs

ACT electricity consumers will receive more reliable, faster, cleaner energy in new suburbs and infill projects like the...

Image for the news item: Powerful Potential: Battery Storage for Renewable Energy and Electric Cars

Powerful Potential: Battery Storage for Renewable Energy and Electric Cars

A new Climate Council report has revealed that Australia could become the number one market for home battery storage - allowing...

Image for the news item: Making the case for energy-independent suburbs

Making the case for energy-independent suburbs

A new investigation by Brookfield Energy Australia (Brookfield) could pave the way for the new Huntlee residential development...

Image for the news item: Paris 2015: Australian corporate giants sign up for action on climate

Paris 2015: Australian corporate giants sign up for action on climate

More than a dozen of Australia's largest companies including BHP Billiton, Westpac and Origin Energy, have signed up to take...

Image for the news item: Goulburn Connects Festival

Goulburn Connects Festival

Goulburn is being encouraged to “make a switch” as the 2015 Goulburn Connects Sustainability Festival approaches this...

Image for the news item: Australia will promote more renewable energy, says Hunt

Australia will promote more renewable energy, says Hunt

Australia will need to do more to phase out older, coal-fired power stations and promote renewable energy after crucial international...

Image for the news item: Renewable Energy Day 2015

Renewable Energy Day 2015

ACT Minister for the Environment Simon Corbell will welcome a large and broad range of people to Renewable Energy Day 2015...

Image for the news item: Mapping network opportunities for renewable energy

Mapping network opportunities for renewable energy

The Institute for Sustainable Futures (ISF) at the University of Sydney has released its first set of maps showing opportunities...

Image for the news item: Tesla opens Goulburn Supercharger station

Tesla opens Goulburn Supercharger station

Tesla continues it’s expansion of the super-charging network on the east-coast of Australia with the opening of 2 new stations...

Image for the news item: Australian clean energy jobs could be worth $370bn in 10 years

Australian clean energy jobs could be worth $370bn in 10 years

Australia’s renewable energy industry could generate $370 billion worth of jobs over the next 10 years using current technology,...

Image for the news item: Electricity Storage: Renewable Energy Applications in the Australian Context

Electricity Storage: Renewable Energy Applications in the Australian Context

Exploiting renewable energy sources makes sense on many levels. Firstly as a response to the world’s reliance on fossil...

Image for the news item: 21st-century energy: get more efficient and embrace disruptive technology

21st-century energy: get more efficient and embrace disruptive technology

Australia’s new prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, has announced what he calls a “21st-century government”. The first...

Image for the news item: Nike, Walmart and other big corporates to go 100% renewable

Nike, Walmart and other big corporates to go 100% renewable

Major US companies including Walmart, Starbucks and Nike have vowed to move completely to renewable energy in the long term...

Image for the news item: Renewable energy industry hopeful of policy change under Turnbull Government

Renewable energy industry hopeful of policy change under Turnbull Government

The renewable energy industry is celebrating the ascension of Malcolm Turnbull as Prime Minister on hopes that he may lead...

Image for the news item: Enova is just the start of community renewables on the rise

Enova is just the start of community renewables on the rise

Enova Community Energy’s initial public offering for its northern NSW solar power retailer and installation company is...

Image for the news item: Better Health a Key Benefit of Renewables, Study Says

Better Health a Key Benefit of Renewables, Study Says

Building wind and solar farms helps to reduce the human impact on climate change by displacing noxious emissions from coal-fired...

Image for the news item: Clean Energy Finance Corporation finance supports regional Australia

Clean Energy Finance Corporation finance supports regional Australia

Clean Energy Finance Corporation CEO Oliver Yates says there is significant potential for regional Australia to benefit from...

Image for the news item: Former EU climate action commissioner: âThe future belongs to renewablesâ

Former EU climate action commissioner: ‘The future belongs to renewables’

Praise for the ACT government's 100 per cent renewable energy target by 2025 has come from the highest authority - the European...

Image for the news item: ARENA's technology footprint

ARENA's technology footprint

ARENA have just updated their end of financial year technology and financial impact numbers. They've now supported 42 projects...

Image for the news item: AGL says still not enough policy certainty for large-scale renewables

AGL says still not enough policy certainty for large-scale renewables

Australia’s large-scale renewable energy industry faces more months of stagnation after AGL Energy, the biggest coal-fired...

Image for the news item: Australians prefer renewables: 84% say solar their ideal energy source, 69% wind

Australians prefer renewables: 84% say solar their ideal energy source, 69% wind

More than 80 per cent of Australians name solar power among their top three most preferred energy sources, new research from...

Image for the news item: Canberra leads the way in renewable energy

Canberra leads the way in renewable energy

The ACT is a shining example of what you can achieve by embracing a cleaner energy future

Image for the news item: Closure on coal will be a costly affair

Closure on coal will be a costly affair

Like mobile phones, you can now pick a coal mine up for $1. Literally $1. The Isaac Plains coal mine in Queensland's Bowen...

Image for the news item: Zero Carbon Canberra to be showcased at National Science Week expo

Zero Carbon Canberra to be showcased at National Science Week expo

Local Canberra organisations, research bodies, businesses and the ACT Government are collaborating at this year’s National...

Image for the news item: Accelerating investment for cleaner energy, buildings and industry

Accelerating investment for cleaner energy, buildings and industry

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) invests in energy efficiency, low emissions and renewable energy technologies...

Image for the news item: Hot off the press: new ARENA infographic

Hot off the press: new ARENA infographic

ARENA are pleased to share their stylish new infographic that explains their role in accelerating renewable energy technology...

Image for the news item: Say goodbye to coal power in Australia

Say goodbye to coal power in Australia

The writing is on the wall for coal-fired power in Australia. Despite federal government attempts to stop the growth of renewable...