Australia is counting on cooking the books to meet its climate targets

A new OECD report has warned that Australia risks falling short of its 2030 emissions target unless it implements “a major effort to move to a low-carbon model”. This view is consistent both with official … Read more

Majority of South Australians want 100% renewable energy by 2030: TAI poll

Nearly 70 per cent of South Australian voters want their state to adopt 100 per cent renewable energy by 2030. In addition, it seems South Australian renewable energy has overwhelming support across political divides. New … Read more

Hydrogen blues: Is this the gas industry version of “clean coal”?

You remember “clean coal?” It bought the coal industry an extra decade of social licence. It was the technology promised as just around the corner. Eventually it would allow us to burn coal with no … Read more

Solar Panels: How do they work?

Fifty years ago, solar panels were so expensive that they were used mainly for powering billion-dollar space probes, and that’s about it. But as the panels became cheaper — and as environmental worries about coal … Read more

Oil giant Shell to take on Australian power utilities within a decade

Royal Dutch Shell says it expects to lay down a substantial challenge to Australia’s major power utilities within a decade, focusing on the power trading business and providing services to customers wanting solar, storage and … Read more

First Australian solar farm in Antarctica powers up at Casey station

The first Australian solar farm in Antarctica sparked into life this week at remote Casey station using 105 solar panels. The solar power array is among the largest in Antarctica. It will help remote Australian … Read more

Utilities are starting to invest in big batteries instead of building new power plants

You might only think about energy storage when your laptop or cellphone are running out of juice, but utilities can plug bigger versions into the electric grid. And thanks to rapidly declining lithium-ion battery prices, using energy … Read more

Are solar panels the new crop for farmers?

Randy DeBaillie pointed to the power meter on his snow-covered farm: Even on a foggy, monochromatic day, with the sun barely piercing the clouds, the flat black panels planted nearby in two long rows were … Read more

Australia Leads Global Renewable Energy Revolution

Australia is installing renewable energy facilities at a faster rate than any other country. Australia is enjoying a green energy revolution. It is installing renewable energy facilities faster than anywhere else, and research shows Australia … Read more

Australia is Creating Renewable Energy Faster Than Other Countries

On top of that, the government recently announced they are taking even more steps to reduce their national carbon footprint by planting one billion trees by 2050. The research, which was conducted by The Australian National … Read more