Wind power will be provided for another 48,000 Canberra homes as part of the government large-scale reverse auction.
More than 16,000 homes in the ACT have rooftop solar systems, new figures from the Clean Energy Regulator show.
Australia's global ranking has dived on an international survey that Environment Minister Greg Hunt had described as "the most credible, scientifically based" analysis in the world.
The world is now adding more power capacity from renewables every year than from coal, natural gas, and oil combined.
The emergence of affordable home batteries that can be hooked up to solar electricity systems will make coal fired power stations obsolete users have said.
World leaders may have committed to ambitious climate targets in Paris at the weekend, but that in small-town America, all that solar hocus pocus is still viewed with a healthy dose of slack-jawed cynicism.
ActewAGL teams up with Panasonic for the next step in the solar power revolution.
While the prognosis can be apocalyptic for some, cities such as Sydney say they are making inroads on cutting emissions - and could do more given more leeway.
Solar panels are landing on rooftops just as the Hills Hoist invaded backyards. If you're not solar-powered, you're not with it.
A drop in energy use by Australians has slashed billions of dollars from energy bills since 2010, but those savings are threatened by policies by the Abbott government and some conservative state governments, a report by The Australia Institute finds.
A major pilot project by Europe's largest power network operator to integrate power from rooftop solar panels into the grid has shown that battery storage of renewable energy is not yet economically viable in Europe.
A bipartisan deal - agreed to last month after a lengthy political stalemate that hamstrung the clean energy sector - will slash the renewable energy target from 41,000 gigawatt hours to 33,000.
Residents of Lord Howe Island have gone dirty on diesel and now have an ambitious target for renewable energy.
The company's new battery that charges using electricity generated from solar panels will cost half what analysts expected.
High oil prices spurred mining companies to look at renewable energy to cut their diesel fuel bills. With crude plunging, it's a different story today.
The eclipse due to bring most of Europe into deep shadows on Friday morning will put an unprecedented strain on the region's electricity grid, turning off thousands of solar panels essential to power supply and rocking electricity markets. The moon will cross in front of the sun, blocking about 80 per cent of its light across Europe from 8 am to 11 am London time. In Germany, the eclipse will briefly turn off thousands of panels, which provide about 40 per cent of the nation's power on the most sunny days.
The flagging Australian solar industry will get a $33.3 million boost as the government's green investment bank combines with a Chinese partner to spur companies to take up more photovoltaic panels.
Newcomer Viva Energy believes a local focus and more niche products can see Australian oil refineries withstand the pressure from foreign competitors
Australia’s small-scale solar energy industry held steady in 2014 although uncertainty about the Abbott government’s support for renewable energy and rising costs for imported panels as the dollar wilts are casting a cloud over the sector.
The cost of producing coal in Australia has fallen sharply in recent months, but views are mixed over whether prices will improve in 2015.
Shareholders say remuneration is out of sync with sliding commodity prices.
Soaring gas prices have prompted the NSW government to expand its energy efficiency support program to include gas as well as electricity.
Climate change remains all but absent from the G20 summit, with a related energy efficiency plan omitting mention of global warming as a motivation for curbing energy use, according to a draft of the plan.
A team of undergraduate engineering students at the University of NSW has smashed the world speed record for electric vehicles, with their Sunswift car averaging more than 100 km/h over 500 km on a single battery charge.
Confirmation by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program that the rate of house fires did not increase despite a more than 10-fold jump in installations has been welcomed by companies struggling to recover from the industry's boom and subsequent bust.
ACT Environment Minister Simon Corbell has condemned the Warburton report as ''dangerously radical and extremist''.
Competition between power companies is not helping Canberrans, many of whom believe they must buy from ActewAGL.
A giant Chinese solar panel maker originally based on Australian technology plans to close its local research arm amid on-going concerns about the future of renewable energy in the country.
NSW is barely one-third of the way to achieving its 2020 renewable energy goal despite the Baird Government wanting the state to be Australia's answer to California.
Queensland researchers hope to demonstrate the true power of the 'Sunshine State' when a new solar research facility opens at Gatton next year.