Solar demographics: Low-to-mid income households choose solar to beat rising power prices

This is according to solar demographics data just released. New research commissioned by Solar Citizens shows rooftop solar panels are proportionally more common on the homes of low-to-middle income Australians. In fact, the lowest socio-economic … Read more

Small-scale rooftop solar installs reach record 159MW in January

The boom is small-scale rooftop solar installations has continued into 2019, with total installs for the first month of the year reaching 159.4MW – a record for the month that is typically affected by the … Read more

Business doubles down on clean energy in 2018

New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance show that businesses doubled down on renewables in 2018, buying more than twice as much compared to the year before. Corporate power purchase agreements (PPAs) jumped from the 6.1 GW … Read more

Immediate phase out of fossil fuels could keep warming below 1.5°C

Despite some positive climate action, new fossil fuel infrastructure is still being built and deployed. Dozens of new coal power plants are currently planned or under construction, for instance, while petrol car sales will nearly … Read more

Here’s how a 100% renewable energy future can create jobs and even save the gas industry

The world can limit global warming to 1.5℃ and move to 100% renewable energy while still preserving a role for the gas industry, and without relying on technological fixes such as carbon capture and storage, … Read more

Melbourne: First Australian capital city powered by 100 per cent renewables

The City of Melbourne has become the first Australian capital to use 100 per cent renewables to power its streets and businesses. As a result, ‘Melbourne renewable energy capital’ is a title the city can … Read more

Hot tips to cool your home this summer – and avoid ‘bill shock’

There’s nothing like an Aussie summer to turn up the heat, but are you ready for the subsequent bill shock? Canstar Blue have compared running costs for a range of common cooling products. Then they’ve compared … Read more

Solar battery costs set to plummet in 2019 – the battery boom is here: S&P Global

Commercial solar battery cost fell significantly in 2018 and are set for further falls in 2019, according to S&P Global. The financial analyst giant reported a drop of 40 per cent in the cost of … Read more

Australia Fears Blackouts as Heatwave Takes Toll on Grid

Australia’s grid is teetering on the brink of collapse as the country battles to maintain reserve generation capacity during the worst heatwave since tracking began. As of Thursday, Jan. 24, the Australian Energy Market Operator … Read more

What would Australia look like powered by 100% renewable energy?

This week, Liberal party donor and coal plant owner Trevor St Baker is proposing with the help of his mates in government to build two new coal power stations in Australia at the expense of … Read more